​ABI: LTE Subscriber Base to Grow to 1.4B Worldwide by 2015 End

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​ABI Research estimates that there will be nearly 1.37 billion 4G LTE subscribers globally by year-end 2015, up from nearly 650 million in 2014. The company further forecasts that the LTE subscriber base will exceed 3.5 billion by 2020, demonstrating a 5 year CAGR of 20.8%. 

Verizon and AT&T Plan VoLTE Interoperability by 2015

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Verizon and AT&T plan to enable VoLTE- to-VoLTE connections between Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers in 2015. Verizon introduced its Advanced Calling 1.0 services across the United States in September.  AT&T introduced VoLTE services in its initial markets earlier this year, and continues to expand to more markets across the United States.

Verizon Wireless Announces Two New LTE Promotions

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Verizon Wireless has launched two new LTE promotions beginning today. Verizon customers with MORE Everything plan can now get 15GB of data per month for $110 or 30GB of data for $130 per month.   

Verizon Wireless Expands XLTE Coverage

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Today Verizon Wireless announced that it has launched XLTE in 22 new markets, bringing double the 4G LTE bandwidth and greater peak speeds now in more than 400 markets in USA. That means that 4 out of 5 Verizon Wireless 4G LTE markets now have Verizon Wireless XLTE.

Verizon Wireless Begins Offering LTE HD Voice and Video Calling

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US carrier Verizon Wireless has started offering HD Voice and Video Calling across its nationwide network on select smartphones. Operator has launched service as Advanced Calling 1.0.

Verizon Wireless Announces Push to Talk Plus on Select 4G LTE Devices

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U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless has launched Push to Talk Plus service with enhancements such as improved voice quality and faster call set up time on its 4G LTE network. The service is powered by Kodiak Networks. 

Verizon Wireless Selects Alcatel-Lucent SDM to Support LTE Expansion

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U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s Subscriber Data Manager (SDM) to help manage data traffic as the 4G LTE network continues to grow.

Altair Semiconductor Powers First-Ever Verizon Wireless LTE-Only Tablet

HOD HASHARON, Israel — November 18, 2013 — Altair Semiconductor (www.altair-semi.com), the world’s leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset is at the core of the new, LTE-enabled Ellipsis 7 tablet, which is the first-ever device marketed under Verizon Wireless’ own brand.

AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless

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AT&T has completed acquisition of wireless spectrum in the lower 700 MHz band B block from Verizon Wireless. The acquired licenses cover 42 million people in 18 states — California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio,

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Reaches 500th Market

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Reaches 500th Market

Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network now covers 500 markets in 49 states and operator officially launches next month in Alaska. Parkersburg, W.Va., became the 500th market in the United States with LTE service from Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless to Begin LTE Small Cell Deployment in Second Half of 2013

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Verizon Wireless will begin deploying small cells into its 4G LTE network during the second half of 2013 working with network vendors including Alcatel-Lucent. Small cell deployments are part of operator's balanced approach to network capacity. 

Novatel Wireless Launches 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 5510L with Verizon Wireless

January 29, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL) today announced the new MiFi 5510L Intelligent Mobile Hotspot to be launched on the Verizon Wireless network as the Verizon Jetpack™ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 5510L.

AT&T to Acquire 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon for $1.9 Billion

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AT&T has agreed to acquire spectrum in the 700 MHz B band from Verizon Wireless for $1.9 billion in cash and Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses in several markets, including Phoenix, Ariz., Los Angeles and Fresno, Calif. and Portland, Ore.

Verizon Wireless Expands LTE Network, Adds New Markets

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Verizon Wireless LTE network now covers 473 markets. Earlier this week, operator launched LTE network in Keen & Lebanon in New Hampshire.  Verizon Wireless also has further expanded its LTE network in some New Hampshire communities.