Verizon’s 4G LTE: iPhone 4G and HTC EVO 4G preparations

By Alan Ng - May 12, 2010

It seems as if Verizon are not daunted by the upcoming release of the HTC EVO 4G phone on Sprint and in turn, the carrier’s release of the first U.S handset to be supported by 4G network speeds.

As reported from BGR, Verizon has released a new video in which they reveal that their very own network will be able to support 4G speeds of their own soon, with the rollout of their LTE connections.

The carrier tested their LTE network in a recent public showing in April over in Boston, MA. During the event, interested members of the public were able to test out the new 4G speeds from Verizon: capable of producing 8.5 Mbps download and 2.2 MBps upload speeds.

As you can see from the video, most of the general public were very impressed with the LTE network speeds, with downloads appearing almost instantly in some cases.

Is this a reminder to U.S consumers that there will soon be another choice for 4G network speeds? This is also another reminder that Verizon will fully be able to support an iPhone and 4G network speeds should it become available.

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Also See: Will T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ upgrade make you switch from Verizon, AT&T?

  • I don't think I have read a worst piece of dribble with respect to technology. The CEO in the Youtube video sounded like a transplant from the Dot com era, when the catch phrase in those days was "Integration". Integration was the word used in the 90's saying appliances and everything else was going to be "integrated" via internet or wireless (Wifi). Dot com's went belly up, so did Integration. I being a person in the know of technology, this LTE technology is at least 2yrs off, before consumers will even get a peak of LTE in US markets. The final point here: Comparing Iphone 4G, which really means 4th update to Iphone. aka 4th Generation and HTC EVO 4G is all propaganda like the word "Integration". The 4th Gen Iphone has no built in radio to receive a 4g or that matter an LTE broadband signal. HTC EVO wil be released with a 4g radio built into it's infrastructure. Sprint/Clear has already built out 4g towers and done so over the last 2 years and 4g is functioning for consumers now. Engineers perspective LTE requires a room the same size as 3g to transmit there signal (small house) and 4g requires the space of a cabinet (closet size) cost wise 4g is already much cheaper to build out, resulting in 4g ability to easily expand to markets. I am not sure who VZW got to play in the Youtube video, but I call BS on LTE in US markets anytime soon. EVO for the foreseeable future will be the only mobile phone capable of using 4g wireless broadband speeds. I know that EVO will be able to act like a Hotspot device and Iphones can us 4g via Wifi provided by a EVO mobile phone. The fact is there is nothing 4g on any mobile phones to date other than Sprint/HTC EVO's..fact not speculation.

  • I don't think I have read a worst piece of dribble with respect to technology. The CEO in the Youtube video sounded like a transplant from the Dot com era, when the catch phrase in those days was "Integration". Integration was the word used in the 90's saying appliances and everything else was going to be "integrated" via internet or wireless (Wifi). Dot com's went belly up, so did Integration. I being a person in the know of technology, this LTE technology is at least 2yrs off, before consumers will even get a peak of LTE in US markets. The final point here: Comparing Iphone 4G, which really means 4th update to Iphone. aka 4th Generation and HTC EVO 4G is all propaganda like the word "Integration". The 4th Gen Iphone has no built in radio to receive a 4g or that matter an LTE broadband signal. HTC EVO wil be released with a 4g radio built into it's infrastructure. Sprint/Clear has already built out 4g towers and done so over the last 2 years and 4g is functioning for consumers now. Engineers perspective LTE requires a room the same size as 3g to transmit there signal (small house) and 4g requires the space of a cabinet (closet size) cost wise 4g is already much cheaper to build out, resulting in 4g ability to easily expand to markets. I am not sure who VZW got to play in the Youtube video, but I call BS on LTE in US markets anytime soon. EVO for the foreseeable future will be the only mobile phone capable of using 4g wireless broadband speeds. I know that EVO will be able to act like a Hotspot device and Iphones can us 4g via Wifi provided by a EVO mobile phone. The fact is there is nothing 4g on any mobile phones to date other than Sprint/HTC EVO's..fact not speculation.

    BSOD

    • Rob

      False. I am a process engineer for alcatel-lucent, and lte equipment is much smaller as is umts. The equipment you refer to is our cdma 2000 units that sprint has also at their cell sites. AT&T on the other hand has bought our umts cabinets that were built with lte in mind and many parts can be reutilized for lte as needed.