Join        Login             Stock Quote

Verizon Wireless Further Boosts Its 4G LTE Network in the New York Metro Area with 70 Additional Cell Site Activations

Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:49 PM

Expansion Is Part Of Verizon's Launch Of Its 200th 4G LTE Market - Over 83 percent of the New York Metro Region has access to the nation's largest 4G LTE network - Average 4G LTE data rates are 5-12 Mbps on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink - Addition of new cell sites shows Verizon's commitment to the ongoing expansion of the 4G LTE network within the New York Metro region

WARREN, N.J., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it has further boosted America's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the New York Metro Area by turning on an additional 70 fill-in cell sites in all 5 boroughs of Manhattan, as well as Nassau and Westchester Counties and Northern New Jersey.

"We've been working hard on making our 4G LTE network even better in the New York Metro Area since we initially launched it back in December of 2010," said Pat Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless, New York Metro Region. "The additional 70 cell sites further strengthen our already outstanding network coverage within the region and now, even more residents and small businesses have access to the blazingly fast 4G LTE speeds and the brand new line of devices that make it easy to share music, photos and files on-the-go."

Nationally, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 203 markets, covering more than 200 million Americans from coast to coast. The company will continue to broaden its 4G LTE network and will cover more than 260 million people in the United States by the end of 2012. Verizon Wireless supports more than 20 4G LTE-enabled devices, including the recently launched DROID 4 by Motorola, the DROID RAZR MAXX™ and DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, Galaxy™ Nexus™ by Samsung, and the new  4G LTE tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7,  DROID XYBOARD™ 10.1 and 8.2 by Motorola. In addition, customers will be able to connect to the nation's largest network on-the-go with the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE USB Modem 551L and Pantech UML290 USB modem, as well as 4G LTE Mobile Hotspots from Verizon Wireless and Samsung. All 4G LTE devices are "backward compatible," so they will default to 3G service when 4G LTE is not available. The Verizon Wireless 3G network is available coast to coast and is the most reliable in the country.

Verizon Wireless is focused on a disciplined deployment approach that continues year after year.  The company's 700 MHz spectrum provides unique advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license. With this latest progression of wireless technology, customers can expect average data rates to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  These speeds allow for smooth mobile video-conferencing, multiple simultaneous video streams, speedy transfer of large files, downloading and running of powerful programs, and numerous other applications that help improve productivity on the go. For example, a song can be downloaded in 4 seconds, a photo uploaded in 6 seconds, or when working on the go, a 10MB PowerPoint presentation will take less than 10 seconds to view.

For more information on Verizon Wireless 3G and 4G LTE networks, products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. Follow Verizon Wireless on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

David Samberg

Dave Heffernan

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

(Source: PR Newswire )
(Source: Quotemedia)


Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.