Verizon Chief Technical Officer, Dick Lynch, has targeted the company’s 4G network to launch in the fall. It ‘s been said that Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be reaching its promised 25 to 30 cities within the last three months of the year, but apparently “friendly” customers will be using the service early in the summer. Verizon’s competitor, Sprint already has a 4G service in the form of WiMAX, and will be offering the first 4G smartphone in the US via its HTC EVO 4G. It’s still worth noting that Sprint’s service will probably be slower, as Sprint estimates a 3-6Mbps downstream, while Verizon has tested 5-12Mbps speeds on its LTE service.
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