Verizon wireless might be launching its new 4G LTE network on 15 November this year. Verizon has already declared to commercially launch its 4G LTE network in up to 30 markets in 2010, covering 100 million people. And by the end of 2013 it will be providing full nationwide coverage. Verizon 4G LTE has already finished technical testing on 4G LTE and is ready to test the user experience. Verizon 4G LTE is using 700 MHz spectrum and its trials have shown a downloading speed of 50 to 60 mbps.
Verizon executive director David Clevenger said: Technical trials are staged [and] tiered in accordance with industry standards. They’re [now] completed. The next phase is ‘friendly user trials,’ which means we’re looking for feedback on the network. Verizon Wireless is tapping select users in select cities for the friendly user trials.
With the help of Vodafone Verizon’s 4G LTE network has already been tested in Minneapolis, Columbus, Ohio, and Northern New Jersey in the United States, as well as in Budapest, Düsseldorf, and Madrid in Europe. After the launch of Verizon’s 4G LTE network there is also a possibility that we would be seeing Verizon and iphone together. As some of the features of iphone 4 could only be unleashed with a 4G network, like face time video chat feature which is only limited to iphone 4 using wifi networks. Nothing has been officially declared.