MobileCON 2012: Verizon Beats 2012 4G Target

SAN DIEGO -- CTIA MobileCON 2012 -- Verizon Wireless says it will exceed its 2012 target for 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) next week.

CTO Nicola Palmer said at a press conference here Tuesday that the operator will hit 410 markets on Oct. 18. Big Red had said it wanted to be at 400 markets by the end of year.

"Bottom line, we will cover our entire 3G footprint by the end of 2013," Palmer said. She said that the carrier is planning to have its voice-over-LTE service up and running by then as well.

The carrier is now pushing 11 million customers on an LTE monthly contract.

"More than 35 percent of our total data traffic in September was carried over LTE network," Palmer said. "With current trends as they are, within a few months that will be the majority of the traffic."

"It's hard to believe that its been two years, almost to the day, since we first launched 4G LTE," Palmer added.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

gtchavan 12/5/2012 | 5:19:30 PM
re: MobileCON 2012: Verizon Beats 2012 4G Target

A magnificent achievement given the fact they also cut CAPEX.   

joanengebretson 12/5/2012 | 5:19:18 PM
re: MobileCON 2012: Verizon Beats 2012 4G Target

That's interesting about reduced capex. Where do you suppose Verizon found the savings?

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