Verizon Deploys 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM LTE-A in 1100 Markets

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Verizon said it will continue to aggressively deploy the latest 4G LTE Advanced technologies that provide significantly faster peak data speeds and capacity for customers.

Verizon customers in more than 2,000 markets can access the benefits of carrier aggregation and those in 1,100 markets can access 4x4 MIMO (Massive Input, Massive Output) and 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) in addition to carrier aggregation.

Carrier aggregation combines discreet bands of spectrum so data can flow between the bands more efficiently. 4x4 MIMO uses an increased number of antennas at the cell tower and on customers’ devices to minimize interference when transmitting data. 256 QAM enables customers’ devices and the network to exchange information in larger amounts delivering more bits of data in each transmission.

Nicola Palmer, Chief Network Engineering Officer and Head of Wireless Networks, Verizon
Our customers experience the largest LTE coverage in the country, unrivaled service reliability and the most consistently fast speeds in the industry. We’ve done this through customer-focused planning, disciplined engineering, and consistent, strategic investment, continuing to deploy LTE Advanced technologies.

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