Verizon Launches XLTE Service
Verizon today announced the launch of its XLTE service, which is a combination of the AWS spectrum and 700MHz spectrum. The rebranding is a pitch in marketing that Verizon is hoping consumers get excited for, as XLTE allows compatible devices to experience faster data speeds and access additional bandwidth. Verizon is hoping that by marketing these two spectrums under one roof, consumers will opt for devices that are compatible with XLTE, thereby helping to offload some of the heavy loads that networks experience during peak usage hours. The technology is similar to the Sprint Spark network offering, which offers three different network bands compared to Verizon's two.
Currently, around 35 percent of all Verizon devices active on its network support XLTE.