Verizon 4G to Cover One-Third of Americans This Year
Sprint has been happily promoting its functional 4G network and upcoming HTC Evo 4G phone as the first to come to consumers. Verizon recently piped up to remind consumers drooling over Sprint 4G speeds that it's own 4G network is not far behind.
At the CTIA mobile technology conference in Las Vegas, Verizon announced that it's version of 4G technology , called Long Term Evolution (LTE), would provide 4G access to one-third of America by the end of 2010.
Verizon also said the amount of 4G coverage would be double that in 15 months.
Verizon has had prominent ad campaigns proclaiming it has the largest amount of 3G coverage in the country, and the company says its 4G coverage will be even larger than its current 3G network.
All this is an effort to stay ahead of the data arms race among networks. Verizon and other networks are all trying to expand 3G coverage and bandwidth while also preparing for the coming 4G battle . Sprint is the only network that seems to have abandoned the 3G battle in exchange for a headstart on its 4G network.