According to the RootMetrics Midyear Mobile Network Performance Report, Verizon had the best performing wireless network in the United States. AT&T followed close behind, with T-Mobile and Sprint trailing in third and fourth place respectively.Â
Verizon is set to launch Voice over LTE service in the fourth quarter of this year, although its first LTE-only smartphones will not hit the market until 2016. The carrier will continue selling phones with CDMA chipsets through the first half of 2016.
At the end of July, Verizon made it known that they’d begin some “network optimizations” for a select group of consumers, geared specifically towards the subscribers still using the wireless carrier’s aging unlimited data plans. The FCC responded with their concerns, and now Big Red has penned their own response.
On July 27, it became known that Verizon would begin throttling some customers that still found themselves on unlimited data plans. The FCC Chairman has chimed in with his own thoughts on the matter, making his concerns quite clear.
Verizon has been attempting to lure customers that still have grandfathered unlimited data plans onto its tiered data plans for several years, but some haveÂ refused to take the bait. The carrier will take things one step further this fall, as it begins throttling unlimited 4G LTE data users when its network is experiencing high usage.Â
Verizon today announced its plans of rolling outÂ Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the US over the next few months. The timing of this announcement is quite significant, as iOS 8 and iPhone 6, slated to be released in the next few months, will supportÂ VoLTE.
Verizon Wireless today announced XLTE, an enhanced version of its 4G LTE wireless data network that’ll increase the bandwidth available to customers who own Apple’s latest iPhone and iPad models. This network will go live in major metropolitan areas as well as other markets that have high data traffic.