Verizon rolls out XLTE network in 43 states and D.C.

XLTE will take advantage of the Advanced Wireless Service spectrum to provide faster speeds in high-traffic areas.
By Ananth Baliga   |   May 19, 2014 at 5:29 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Verizon is launching its high-speed XLTE network, which promises faster speeds and greater capacity in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

XLTE will take advantage of the Advanced Wireless Service spectrum that the company swapped with T-Mobile earlier this year. The network is expected to hold up better in heavy traffic areas, allowing users playing Candy Crush Saga or streaming videos on their smartphones seamless data transfers.

Users will be able to notice a marked improvement in their normal network speeds, as compatible devices will now be able to access the 700 MHz and AWS spectrums.

"The industry and tech world recognize this is a big deal, and we want consumers to know, too," chief marketing officer Ken Dixon said in a statement. "We continue to offer the very best network, bar none. Now, XLTE provides an even greater advantage to customers by doubling the 4G LTE bandwidth and providing faster peak speeds in cities coast to coast."

XLTE is expected to provide users with faster peak data speeds and a minimum of double the bandwidth to 4G LTE customers in high traffic areas. Nearly all of the devices Verizon currently sells can access the new network and 35 percent of all of its devices are XLTE ready.

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