Verizon will get able to shut down its 3G networks as LTE takes over

Verizon gets ready to shut down its 3G networks as LTE takes over

Verizon will not be releasing its first LTE-solely telephones till 2016, however it’s already getting ready for the day when its legacy CDMA and EV-DO networks experience into the sundown. Wi-fi tracker Milan Milanovic has found that the service is now utilizing LTE knowledge in Cleveland and Manhattan on 1,900MHz frequencies that have been beforehand reserved for EV-DO (3G) service. Do not anticipate extra bandwidth in your neck of the woods simply but, although. Verizon tells GigaOM that that is only a check — it isn’t but able to make an official transition.

It’s going to be some time earlier than there is a full switchover. Whereas Verizon’s LTE service is pervasive sufficient that it is lastly letting pay as you go telephones in on the motion, about forty one % of the units on its community do not have LTE in any respect. Huge Pink is extra more likely to reduce CDMA and EV-DO as demand goes down, and reduce them off solely when it is positive that nearly each gadget is 4G-prepared. Because it stands, you will not see faster, extra dependable service till Verizon has gear that helps LTE on the 1,900MHz band. Prefer it or not, your Droid Turbo is not going to obtain information any quicker when 3G goes away.

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