January 11, 2013 | by Natesh Sood
Ever since the initial launch of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, the company has been pushing for the adoption of it. Recently, the company decided to only launch phones complete with a 4G LTE radio, which just goes to show its confidence in the technology, as well phone’s being able to keep up with LTE demands.
Today, we learned in a Verizon Wireless interview with Fierce Wireless that 50% of Verizon’s data traffic occurs on its 4G LTE network, which is an astounding figure. In fact, in October of 2012, the number was around 35%, so the 15% increase represents a high rate of adoption of new 4G LTE smartphones during the bustling holiday season.
In terms of specific 4G LTE numbers, Verizon now covers 419 different markets, which equates to 80% of the United States or 250 million people. Verizon will continue to produce its 4G LTE network and we fully expect the number of traffic on 4G LTE to increase over the next several quarters.