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.
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?