LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless is testing LTE delivered over unlicensed spectrum as a complement to LTE over its licensed spectrum, said Mike Haberman, the operator's vice president of network support, during FierceWireless breakfast panel on "The 5G Roadmap: How do we plan for tomorrow's wireless networks?"
Verizon Wireless will launch its Voice over LTE service on a nationwide basis in the "coming weeks," and will enable HD Voice and video calling in phones' native dialers. However, Verizon is not saying exactly when it will launch VoLTE or which devices will support the service.
Verizon Wireless is striking back at a Super Bowl wireless data traffic study that ranked AT&T Mobility No. 1 among wireless carriers. Verizon is arguing that--according to Verizon's own traffic studies--Verizon provided average wireless data speeds that were fully four times faster than AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile US.
LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless said that almost 50 percent of its data load now travels over its LTE network. The figure is up significantly from October, when Verizon said that 35 percent of its data traffic moved over its LTE network. Further, the carrier said it expects overall data traffic to grow by a factor of seven during the next three years.
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) attributed the recent spate of LTE service outages it experienced to "growing pains" that come with building the largest LTE network in the country. The company said while