Special to SEGAZINE
Verizon Wireless said recently it has expanded its newest technology – known as XLTE – to more Georgia locations to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers, including those in Columbus.
More than half of Verizon’s 4G LTE 500-plus markets — including Atlanta, Athens, Augusta and Columbus — have been enhanced with XLTE, with more scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, the company said.
XLTE uses Verizon’s AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum, which allows it to deliver significantly increased capacity over its high-speed 4G LTE network, it said. This means more customers in high-traffic locations can access the company’s most advanced technology at the same time to send photos, download videos, surf the Internet and use other popular applications on their smartphones, tablets and other devices during times of peak usage.
The company said XLTE technology is particularly effective in enhancing wireless network performance in settings with a concentrated group of high-data demand customers, such as densely-populated areas, rush hours, concert venues, sports arenas and stadiums, and other large event locations.