Verizon to Launch Public LTE TrialMobile Broadband June 22nd, 2010
Rahul Gaitonde, Deputy Editor, BroadbandBreakfast.com
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – Verizon Wireless has officially ended its technical trials of super speedy technology known as Long Term Evolution, or LTE, and has now decided to move onto user trials.
“Technical trials are staged [and] tiered in accordance with industry standards. They’re [now] completed” said David Clevenger, executive director of public affairs.
The trials were being held in Boston and Seattle. Users were able to achieve download speeds of 5-12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2-5 mbps. In comparison, 3G technology is only able to achieve 1.5 Mpbs down and .5 Mbps up.
“Verizon Wireless is tapping select users in select cities for the friendly user trials, but is not disclosing details about these users” said Michelle Gilbert, a Verizon public relations representative.
Verizon released the following video in April about its trial in Boston.