Sprint WiMax vs. Verizon LTE: 4G Coverage and Speeds

By Posted 3 Feb 2011, 15:49

For those of you who dream of faster internet speeds, you will be excited to hear this news on the 4G network. It comes from a review by Computerworld, where they tried to discover whether or not the boost in speed from the 3G to the 4G, was enough to actually go out and go through the effort of an upgrade.

The Sprint WiMax theoretically has a peak of download speed of 128Mbit/sec thanks to the 2.5GHz band it operates on. You can find out more about what it offers and where it can be obtained at their website Sprint.com.

Verizon LTE on the other hand, has a peak of 100Mbit/sec and runs on the 700MHz radio frequency band. More about the 4G network can be seen here at Verizonwireless.com.

Both companies are not offering 4G outside the U.S at the moment, depending equally on their providers to spend billions of dollars on new equipment so they can expand nationwide networks out.

Computerworld concluded that the upgrade from 3G to 4G was indeed worth it as they found that the difference in was significant. To find out more about how these two service providers performed against each other, read the full review here.

What do you think about these two services? Will you be upgrading to 4G?