Verizon today announced the launch of LTE-A, or LTE-Advanced, across 461 cities across the US. The new wireless technology combines multiple channels to increase performance, featuring up to 50% faster peak speeds compared to 4G LTE.
The way Verizon’s LTE-A works is it utilizes software to aggregate the total bandwidth between two to three channels in the 700MHz, AWS, and PCS spectrum to create wider channels capable of handling additional bandwidth. LTE-A’s two and three carrier aggregation technology has been shown to produce peak throughput up to 225Mbps and 300Mbps respectively. Verizon however qualifies this statement by saying typical download speeds [...]