Verizon: LTE Is Back

Verizon Wireless says its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service is back after another outage Wednesday morning.

"After a brief issue this morning, 4G LTE service is fully restored," a Verizon spokeswoman tells Light Reading Mobile. Verizon users in the New York, Ohio and other cities started to complain about both LTE and 3G CDMA problems on Twitter this morning. Verizon acknowledged that it was "investigating customer issues in connecting to the 4GLTE data network" via a Tweet but said that its 3G network was working "reliably."

Why this matters
Verizon has a much larger and older LTE footprint than AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) but has seen several major outages since its first 4G hiccup in April 2011. This outage for the operator's faster network data service comes after it had three similar problems last December. The operator has not revealed the cause of these issues yet, but noted in December that "being a pioneer comes with growing pains." Each separate outage has been different from a technical standpoint.

For more
Read up on Verizon, LTE and some of the reasons these outages could be happening:

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joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:41:52 PM
re: Verizon: LTE Is Back

I wonder what caused the outage this time, appeared to be pretty nationwide for an hour or so.

Flook 12/5/2012 | 5:41:49 PM
re: Verizon: LTE Is Back

The "explanation" Verizon has provided so far is wholly inadequate. If I were a VZ subscriber, I'd feel better about the company if it was more forthcoming. Would that be asking too much....?

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:41:48 PM
re: Verizon: LTE Is Back

I agree, put in a call for more info. Will write up any new data.

alandal 12/5/2012 | 5:41:48 PM
re: Verizon: LTE Is Back

The news seems to say both data services on both LTE and CDMA were failed. VzW's statement only admitted LTE. Something is not right ...

gtchavan 12/5/2012 | 5:41:46 PM
re: Verizon: LTE Is Back Lack of investment in the network combined with severe over subscription does that to you every time.
joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:41:43 PM
re: Verizon: LTE Is Back

Oversubscription on their LTE network? Seems unlikely just yet.

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