U.S. telecom carrier Verizon Wireless has said that its high-speed 4G LTE network now covers almost 75 percent of population in the state of Florida.
For the wireless giant, whose 4G network covers 200 million people in the United States, Florida is a crucial market as it is home to13 of 190 major telecom markets in the country.
“No other wireless company in the state can match that 4G LTE coverage,” said the operator, whose ambition is to cover the company's entire network footprint with 4G LTE by the end of 2013.
"Introducing the 4G LTE network has been the fastest rollout of any next-generation network in our company's history, and more than twice as fast as our previous 3G build-out," said Frank Wise, network executive director for the Verizon Wireless Florida region.
4G LTE users experience average data rates of five to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and two to five Mbps on the uplink.
When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, devices automatically connect to the Verizon Wireless 3G network.
For film buffs, 4G LTE means streaming their favorite director's cut with no annoying buffering or downloading and viewing full-length high-definition quality movies. Music lovers can download songs in seconds, gamers can take part in multiplayer online action, and social media types can upload photos and posts almost instantly.
And business owners use the efficiency and speed of the 4G LTE network to impact their bottom line.
Verizon serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers.Narayan Bhat is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Narayan’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves