"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:
- Mapping LTE: AT&T & Verizon's 4G Footprints
- Verizon Suffers an LTE Outage?
- LTE Signaling Woes Ahead?
- Operators Urge Action Against Chatty Apps
- Analyst Fingers NSN Server for Verizon's 4G Fail
- Verizon Investigating LTE Outage
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile