Nov 02 AT 4:33 PM Taylor Wimberly 11 Comments

Verizon 4G LTE is coming to 38 markets this year, Android phones should arrive next summer

Sprint and T-Mobile won’t be the only carriers with a “4G” network this holidays, as Verizon is also expected to roll-out 4G LTE to 38 markets by the end of the year. Verizon’s LTE netwok should offer the fastest real world performance with download speeds of 5-12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2-5 Mbps.

In addition to the 38 markets, Verizon 4G LTE will also be available in more than 60 airports for a combined coverage area of 110 million people this year. Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdams recently said that they plan to double that coverage area in 2012 (200 million POPs) and cover their entire existing 3G footprint with 4G LTE by the end of 2013 (285 million POPs).

This holiday season Verizon will offer two USB modems that will support 4G LTE, including the LG VL600 and Pantech UML290. Smartphones that support 4G LTE are not expected to go on sale till next summer, but we expect Verizon will announce a half-dozen devices at the upcoming CES event on January 5th.

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  • http://Website Marcus


    What’s your source for the “Smartphones that support 4G LTE are not expected to go on sale till next summer” statement? Is that official? If so, that’s very disappointing; guess I’ll grab the DInc HD instead of waiting.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      That is from multiple public statements that Verizon made. I expect we will see LTE tablets in early 2011, followed by phones in early summer. We should know more in a couple months at CES. Maybe they will surprise us with a LTE phone earlier than expected.

      • http://Website Marcus

        Thanks for the quick reply. Forums with insiders are hinting toward Q1, but no confirmations. I’m stunned VZW is passing up the opportunity to grab Holliday shopping headlines with 4G phones for your stockings (offering only 4G USB modems), let alone waiting until summer. Seems like a real missed opportunity. Perhaps they’re not that worried if they are going to get the iPhone in Q1 anyway.

      • Sean the Electrofreak

        A guy I know who works for Verizon told me the other day that they were just pulled into a training room for a session on “4G and Tablets”.

        I doubt they gave him any kind of time frame info though.

    • http://Website andrew53517

      I read some where they would be out first quarter. There’s no way with the network launching in November that it will take till summer to launch phones.

      Especially since we have already seen the LG 4g phone leaked. I expect end of Jan-march timeline..

      • Taylor Wimberly

        That LG 4G phone was just a render. I heard Verizon has not even picked it up yet and it might launch on another carrier first…

        • http://Website Andrew53517

          Awww really? I really liked it lol. Do you know any other manufacturers to get excited about besides Motorola? Even though I do love moto :) just was wondering what else was out there..

  • http://Website Haggie

    Their new slogan:

    “Verizon 4G: Allowing You To Max Out Your Monthly Data Plan Faster Than Any Other Carrier”

  • http://Website Bod1ggity

    Im in one of the 38 launch spots and so anxious for a new LTE Device, specifically the LG one with the Tegra-2. I can’t wait to hear more info on that beauty. I thought that they already had their hands on it and it was what one of the CEO’s of Verizon was carrying around. Please dont depress me and take it back…

    • connorita

      i know i was very interested in that phone too.
      i was under the impression it would be launching around january.

      I hope so D:

  • http://Website Adam

    The Droid incredible HD is rumored to have LTE and be launching in Nov… I guess the rumor is semi-officially wrong.