Verizon Wireless today announced another round of LTE markets, starting July 21. The new markets will include Huntsville, Ala.; Augusta, Ga.; Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Springfield, Mass.; Portland, Or.; Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro-Winston, and Salem-High Point, N.C; and Knoxville, Tenn.
Devices that support their 4G LTE network, including the newly-launched Revolution by LG, DROID Charge by Samsung and ThunderBolt by HTC smartphones, as well as three LTE USB modems from Novatel, Pantech and LG. The company offers two mobile hotspots with 3G and 4G support: the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11 and MiFi 4510L Mobile Hotspot.
This puts Verizon in the catbird seat for fast mobile service, notes Light Reading, with 97 LTE markets by the end of July.
Sprint Nextel — through Clearwire — was the first “4G” network in the United States, launching their WiMAX service in 2008. Sprint now has just over 70 cities served with Wimax.
Other limited LTE service is available from MetroPCS, in a handful of cities. Cricket will start testing its LTE in Tucson, Ariz., starting in the second half of the year.
T-Mobile USA, the fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier, has been promoting its HSPA+ network as a fast 4G technology. T-Mobile says their “4G” network reaches 184 markets and more than 200 million people.
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