T-Mobile might have America’s Largest 4G Network, but Verizon now has The Fastest 4G Network in America, according to new signage showing up in Verizon retail stores.
We already know that Verizon 4G LTE is coming to 38 markets this year, but the nation’s largest carrier will only have USB modems for the holidays and we are not expecting LTE handsets till 2011.
Verizon’s LTE netwok should offer real world performance of download speeds at 5-12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2-5 Mbps. I’ve seen quite a few T-Mobile 4G speed tests that show actual download speeds over 10 Mbps, but the upload speeds normally top off around 2 Mbps.
The funny thing in these #4Gwars remains the fact that ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector has already established that no current wireless technology which is being adopted by any carrier meets the actual 4G definition, but that hasn’t stopped the carriers from adopting the phrase.
Does anyone have a problem with the carriers continuing to use the marketing term “4G” or should they be allowed to do whatever they want. I think I smell some class action lawsuits coming up for false advertising.