May 16 AT 2:30 PM Dima Aryeh 9 Comments

New leak claims Verizon XLTE will offer double the bandwidth of 4G LTE

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We’ve already heard of some plans for Verizon’s XLTE, which will be the new brand for the AWS spectrum Verizon has acquired to offset the load on its current LTE network. With so many people on Verizon’s massive LTE service, speeds haven’t been as fast as they should be in some regions. XLTE should help bring those speeds back up.

Verizon XLTE

According to the latest leak, Verizon will advertise XLTE as having double the bandwidth of 4G LTE. If this is true, it’s a very impressive statistic. With double the bandwidth, Verizon could regain its title as the fastest provider of LTE in the US.

According to previous rumors, Verizon will announce this XLTE network on May 19th. The first supported devices will be the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8), both of which will receive an update to gain support. By the end of 2014, Verizon is expected to have XLTE in 50 markets.

It’s exciting to see Verizon upping the bandwidth on its network, because with more customers comes more congestion. Hopefully soon we’ll hear something about an LTE-Advanced network for some crazy next generation speeds. Verizon customers, how is your LTE connection doing where you live? Is it speedy or bogged down?

Source: @evleaks

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Kimbo

    I don’t care if it doubles my bandwidth and makes my phone shit chocolate chip cookies. I’m never going back to Verizon.

  • pekosROB

    Pretty speedy here. I live in a non-metro area (Tyler, TX) so it will probably be awhile before I see the benefits of this in my town. My peak download has been 50 mbps (crazy fast, I know) but I have also seen download speeds of 8-10 mbps as well.

    • Dima Aryeh

      Living outside of large cities has its perks, like fast data speeds.Yours are definitely solid.

      • pekosROB

        Apparently my area is on the list of 50 markets with XLTE but I’m not showing any improvement in speed. Still 8-10 mbps down and 2-4 mbps up. I’m just gonna be using the speedtest app quite a bit here and there until I’m convinced there really wasn’t a change.

  • Nostromo

    The meting-out of gigabytes using this wondrous tech on mobile networks is going to cost some long green. This **** ought to be free for the ads which seep-in at every turn. I can deal with the ads. The medium is the message.

  • snowbdr89

    What’s the point when your data is capped!!

    • katiekat

      Your data is not capped with Verizon. You can use as much as you want so long as you pay for it. Your information is invalid.

  • BlueYoshi

    Nope never switching back to verizon double bandwidth for speed doesn’t help when can’t connect to 4G ever and mostly when get only 1-2 bars of 3G and half the time no data connection. Switched back AT&T and always have solid 4G LTE everywhere 2-5 bars yet verizon mostly always non working 1-3 bars horrible 3G. Verizon worst carrier ever

    • Jim Anderson

      Yea….. try living in rural areas and tell me how att really is. Verizon on the other hand gets service everywhere I’ve ever been. Att is a joke. Got rid of them after not even 2 months of having their horrible ass service. And as far as Lte speeds. I get twice as fast with Verizon as I got with att. Sometimes almost triple. 56 down and 30 up. That’s Verizon. Att 18 down and 6 up every time.