May 19, 2014
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Doubles network capacity, faster peak speeds in more markets to enhance wireless service for customers
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest technology – known as XLTE – to more Oklahoma locations to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers. More than half of Verizon’s 4G LTE 500-plus markets have been enhanced with XLTE, with more scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
XLTE utilizes Verizon’s AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum, which allows Verizon to deliver significantly increased capacity – at a minimum, doubling the capacity -- over its high-speed 4G LTE network. This means more customers in high-traffic locations can access the company’s most advanced technology at the same time to send photos, download videos, surf the Internet and use other popular applications on their smartphones, tablets and other devices during times of peak usage.
“Oklahomans use Verizon’s 4G LTE network for a number of reasons – sharing photos and video, downloading large files, live video streaming to monitor their home or business, and much more,” said Kristi Crum, president of the South Central Region of Verizon Wireless. “We have a clear competitive advantage with XLTE and expect to stay well ahead of demand to deliver these 4G LTE services even better, faster and to even more customers.”
XLTE technology is particularly effective in enhancing wireless network performance in settings with a concentrated group of high-data demand customers, such as densely-populated areas, rush hours, concert venues, sports arenas/stadiums and other large event locations. First launched in December 2010, the Verizon 4G LTE network build is virtually complete, covering more than 500 markets nationwide and nearly 97 percent of the U.S. population. Oklahoma City was among the 38 nationwide markets included in Verizon’s nationwide launch of its 4G LTE network in 2010. Verizon’s XLTE deployment is a major part of the company’s ongoing commitment to enhance network reliability and superiority. The company invested more than $9.4 billion into its nationwide wireless network last year and consistently earns top rankings from independent consumer reporting and testing institutions for network quality and performance.
For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
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