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Verizon launches XLTE in the US

While most of us here in the Philippines are still stuck with sluggish and sometimes unreliable internet connection, Verizon Wireless has started rolling out the XLTE in 44 states in the United States which is touted to double the 4G/LTE bandwidth and increased peak speeds in supported areas.

For those of you who are not keeping tabs, Verizon was granted permission by the FCC in 2012 to purchase network spectrums from the country’s largest cable providers, most of which are UMTS band IV or commonly known as AWS.

After getting a nod for the $3.9 billion airwaves purchase, Verizon then upgraded their LTE cell sites in order to take full advantage of their newly-acquired AWS spectrums. Fast forward to today, and Verizon subscribers can finally reap the benefits of faster and less congested internet access courtesy of XLTE.

While all Verizon subs living in one of the many XLTE cities in the US will experience improved 4G LTE internet connection, consumers with XLTE-ready devices will benefit more in this recent network upgrade since their devices can ride the AWS bands wherever it’s available. XLTE-compatible devices include the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Moto G.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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17 Responses

  1. Freeje says:

    And telcos here has just started to roll out the LTE. Turd world country for sure!

  2. benchmark says:

    I am sure, telcos here in Ph will release this so called XLTE even if their LTE is not stable yet. Worse, even their slowest 2G is still unstable.

    Para masabi lang na they are upgrading, they will release this.

  3. bern says:

    a farfetch idea here in Philippines because ISP’s LTE speed is just like HSPA+ and sometimes still slower considering so far it covers selected and small areas, the rest is still suffering and living with the speed of 3G and sometimes 2G. While the other countries are beginning to roll out their XLTE we are dreaming of, our telcos are still busy milking us by not providing what you pay for.

  4. archie says:

    Hangga’t may monopoly at corruption sa govt, hindi makakapasok ang ibang bigger players para maging competitive at advance ang internet services sa atin. Kahit nga si manny pangilinan di magamit yung tesla car nya dahil ala pa raw mandate ang LTO sa ganung kotse e 2 years nang may electric car. Pero teka di ba si MVP din ang may ari ng PLDT, Meralco, TV 5, at Smart?

    • Hen-Sheen says:

      Along with Sun Mobile, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Cignal, San Beda, the list goes on and on. Since He’s loaded with money, He would probably form a RnD company that will solve every other Tech Problem that exists… Telco Arms, Mr. Economist!

  5. hayyy says:

    mabilis naman LTE natin ahh. yun nga lang puro UP TO lang.

  6. Easy E says:

    Andami nyong hang-ups sa buhay. Mga pinaglihi kayo sa reklamo. Mga wala naman kayong pambayad sa mga ganyang service.

    • archie says:

      Napakabobo naman ng mga sinabi mo. Siguro squatter ka lang na masaya na makapagfacebook sa pisonet o empleyado ka ng globe o smart kaya tinatamaan ka sa mga nagsasabi ng totoo

    • Easy E says:

      Wow. Tinamaan ka sa sinabi kong totoo. Im sure wala kang pambayad. Ikaw lang ang nagreak sa sinabi ko. Kaya ka nanlilimahid sa hirap dahil sa kabobohan mo sa business. Dakdak ka ng dakdak dito kahiya ka.

    • archie says:

      Common sense naman, sa tingin mo ba magrereact ang mga tao sa yugatech article na ito kung wala kaming pambayad? Tsaka paano mo nasiguro na wala akong pambayad? Napakagunggong mo naman, dapat binablock ang mga posters na tulad mo na di nakakadagdag ng awareness sa bayan natin. Siguro tamad kang mag-aral kaya ayaw mo ng business topics. Bumalik ka na lang sa pisonet at magfacebook na parang jejemon.

    • Easy E says:

      May marinig ka lang na bagong tech sa ibabg bansa na wala sa pinas sisisihin mo na ang lahat ng naisip mo. Ikaw ang dapat magaral. Sus. Ikaw ang jejemon! Dakdak ka ng dakdak kahiya ka.

    • archie says:

      Eh talaga palang mahina ulo mo, may nireklamo ba ako tungkol sa XLTE na wala pa sa Pinas? Nabasa mo ba ang nirereklamo ng ibang comments? LTE lang ang hinaing ng ibang nagcocomment hindi XLTE. Kuntento ka na kasi sa ginagawa ng Smart at Globe na bandwidth throttling sa mga subscribers nila kaya ka ganyan. At dahil masaya ka nang nilalagyan ng tae ang ulo ng mga subscribers e magpisonet at minesweeper ka na lang uli iho.

    • Easy E says:

      eh bakit ka sumabat dito sa comment ko, eh wala ka palang nirereklamo. Hirap sayo basta ka lang makasingit sa usapan, Dakdak ka pa rin ng dakdak nakakahiya ka. Kung ano-ano pang pisopisonet ang pinagsasabi mo. sus! Ikaw na ang matalino, ikaw na.

  7. Hen-Sheen says:

    USA times: AT&T merged w/DirectTV; also Comcast merged w/Time Warner Cable. It’s like saying that Skycable will merge w/Cignal; If that happens, I feel sorry for myself cause those bills I pay every month, will skyrocket. P3,500 per month? Welcome to Royal-Capitalist Philippines!

    • archie says:

      Europe’s skybroadband.com offer up to 38mbps for only £20 per month at hindi pa lte yun. Just imagine kung may kalaban ang local telcos na mas may maganda at affordable price. Kailangan talagang gawin ng NTC ang trabaho nila sa pag imbestiga.

  8. LOWL says:

    Ayus lang kaya kung mag lagay pa ng ibang kalaban na ISP sa pinas , katulad ng verizon kc kung smart and globe lang ang maglalaban hindi rin nila upgrade ung pinoprovide nilang services saatin.

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