Verizon was first out of the gate with a strong LTE network in the US, but thanks to overcapacity, it has since fallen behind the competition. It’s well known that Verizon is looking to utilize AWS spectrum in order to offset the LTE network’s current load, but exactly when Verizon plans on getting major phones on the new network has been a mystery until today.
According to some information obtained by Droid-Life, Verizon will go public with its AWS LTE network on May 19. The network will be branded “XLTE,” and among the first phones to support it will be the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8). Apparently both handsets will soon receive an update that will enable them to access Verizon’s XLTE network without having much effort on the hardware side.
Verizon has long been championed as a having one of the most reliable and dependable networks in the US. With XLTE coming to 50 major markets in 2014, we imagine that that reputation will remain intact. We’d like to hear about your personal experiences with the carrier. Do you use Verizon and have good coverage, or has Big Red seen better days?