Verizon likely to deploy 'pre-standard' version of LTE Unlicensed, Melone says

Verizon likely will deploy a "pre-standard" version of LTE Unlicensed technology, otherwise known as License Assisted Access, in the "not too distant future," said Tony Melone, Verizon Communications' executive vice president of network, during a conference call with investors. Melone said that it would be used for supplemental downlink. He also said that small cell deployments will become an "increasingly cost-effective" way for Verizon to add capacity. FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein has more on Verizon's post-AWS-3 auction plans here.