As we continue to rely on communications technology to stay connected, trends are emerging in the industry that will change the way we use our phones, tablets, laptops, and computers. As I have said before, I think this year’s trends are going to put the telecom industry on a different footing than in previous years.
The telecom industry is now dominated by four companies: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. AT&T and Verizon each control roughly half of the U.S. mobile market, and each has been extremely successful in its own right. Sprint has been pretty terrible though, and T-Mobile has had an interesting year. The big trend with phones is the adoption of 4G LTE, which offers faster connections than 3G and even 2G.
3G was once the rage in the early 2000s, but the wireless industry has come to accept it as a fad. 4G LTE was actually a very solid innovation, but it is a great idea to finally make it more ubiquitous. It certainly does seem like a much better bet than 3G.
3G is pretty good, but 4G LTE is a much better choice for consumers. For now, Verizon will only offer 4G LTE on its network in four of the top cities, and only during their 4G LTE launch. It is not yet available in the other cities, so anyone living in these other cities will have to wait for the next big wireless network. If you live in one of these cities, 4G LTE is your only option.
Telecom industry analysts are predicting that by 2017 or 2018, almost all of the leading carriers will be offering 4G LTE. The reason for that is that it is so cheaper than 3G, and because 4G LTE costs less than 3G, it is the clear winner for consumers. Even though it is early, the 4G LTE network is already rolling out throughout the U.S., and it is expected to be available in many more cities in the coming months.
The question now is whether Verizon will actually offer some 4G LTE service before the end of 2016. The answer is yes, but at a very slow pace. Verizon doesn’t have 4G LTE roaming capability, and it only offers 3G internet. Even if Verizon does have 4G LTE roaming capability, it will only be available in select cities.
4G LTE provides a much faster internet connection than 3G, but its also very bandwidth intensive. So while 4G LTE might seem like a big deal, it’s not really. Its not even as fast as LTE 4G on Verizon’s network.
4G LTE is already available in cities, but there are a few caveats to make it the very best 4G LTE coverage option available. 3G is the fastest, so it is the preferred option for people who dont want to wait around for 4G LTE. 4G LTE is the fastest option for someone who wants to get internet as fast as possible before long.
Verizon has been quick to release 4G LTE for cities, but you have to check the specifics. In the city of Las Vegas, Verizon rolled out 4G LTE to 4,000 homes in just two months. However, there is a catch. The only homes who can get 4G LTE will be those in the city of Las Vegas, which is a pretty big city. The big caveat is that Verizon can only do it on one of the city’s two cell towers.
It’s also worth noting that Verizon has also started rolling out 4G LTE to other parts of the country in the US. In the past few months they have rolled out LTE in Houston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, and Dallas. All of these cities now have 4G LTE coverage. Verizon’s LTE coverage currently sits at 16% in cities.