IRVINE, CA — Verizon Wireless is expanding the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas on October 20th. In the greater Los Angeles area, the expansion includes communities in the following locations:
- East of Norco to Riverside and portions of Moreno Valley
- South of Moreno Valley to Woodcrest, Perris and Temecula
- North of Temecula to Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and just south of El Cerrito
The company is extending 4G LTE in the San Diego metropolitan area, including communities in the following locations:
- From Carlsbad to Encinitas and just north of Solana Beach
- From just north of Solana Beach and east to Rancho Santa Fe and Highway 56
- Northward along Highway 56 to Del Dios and just south of San Marcos
Currently, throughout greater Los Angeles, 4G LTE is available from San Fernando and east to Glendora and Fontana; south to Norco and El Cerrito; west to Yorba Linda and south to San Clemente; and, northwest to Long Beach, Santa Monica and Woodland Hills.
In the San Diego area, 4G LTE coverage today extends from Solana Beach and south to La Jolla and Imperial Beach; east to Chula Vista; and north to El Cajon, Santee, Poway and Escondido.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than its 3G network. Already, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network covers 160 million Americans – more than half the population of the U.S. Customers have 12 devices to choose from, including the new Pantech Breakout™ and DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola.
Consumers can choose from 12 devices to access the blazingly fast speeds of the 4G LTE network, including:
- Smartphones: Pantech Breakout, DROID BIONIC by Motorola, Revolution™ by LG, DROID Charge by Samsung and ThunderBolt™ by HTC
- Tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 with 4G LTE
- Notebooks and Netbooks: HP® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Entertainment PC and Compaq™ Mini CQ10-688nr with built-in 4G LTE
- Hotspots: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi™ 4510L and Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
- Modems: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE USB Modem 551L and Pantech UML290 USB modem
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. Verizon Wireless introduced its 4G LTE network on Dec. 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans, and has already expanded to cover more than half the U.S. population. Since launch, the 4G LTE network has won numerous technology and consumer choice awards. The company will continue to rapidly expand its 4G LTE network and is on course to cover more than 185 million Americans by the end of 2011.
As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy a large-scale 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G LTE network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless’ consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year. The company’s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.