Even though they will not have 4G handsets till next year, Verizon is ready to begin the big marketing push to promote their 4G LTE network. Last week we saw Verizon’s new in store posters which advertised The Fastest 4G Network in America and now they launched a mini-site to explain the advantages of 4G LTE.
In addition to being the fastest 4G network, Verizon’s site also claims they have The Most Advanced 4G Network in the World. They make a point to differentiate their 4G network as LTE and include a chart to show how they stack up against 4G WiMAX and 4G HSPA+.
Verizon claims their network is the fastest at 5-12 Mbps, followed by WiMAX at 3-6 Mbps, and HSPA+ at 1-7 Mbps.
No details are given on where these speeds came from, but Sprint currently advertises their 4G WiMAX offers speeds of 3-6 Mbps so that matches up. However, T-Mobile claims their current HSPA+ network has a max speed of 21 Mbps and we have seen real world numbers that were in the double digit range and matched the high-end of what Verizon expects to offer.
We already knew Verizon 4G LTE would go live in 38 markets this year and it looks like that will happen in December according to the teaser ad placed on their site. Check out the promo video to see how LTE makes lightning bolts come out of your fingers.