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Verizon Begins Deploying AWS LTE Network - *NEXUS 5 Compatible* - 80Mbps down

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Earlier this year, Verizon told us that they would begin to deploy their recently acquired AWS LTE spectrum before we hit 2014. That time is now, as Big Red has confirmed to a number of publications that AWS LTE (band 4) is being activated in a number of major markets, New York City being one of them. Most of Verizon’s current 4G LTE network operates in the 700MHz frequency, better known to many as band 13. As you know, their rollout of this band 13 network is largely complete, so up to 5,000 AWS sites will go live to help strengthen the network and ease-up on the capacity demand.

According to a variety of members over at Howard Forums and a contributor to GigaOm, that deployment in parts of NYC is currently producing wild speedtest results, often topping out at around 80Mbps on the download. Upload speeds are sitting around 15Mbps, so the extra-high download speeds could simply be that few have devices to take advantage and the network hasn’t had a chance to come back down from the clouds. Either way, this shows you an early look at how impressive Verizon’s LTE network could become as they continue to activate AWS sites.
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Keep in mind that you’ll have to have a device capable of running in band 4 (AWS) in order to see these speeds. We’re pretty sure that the Galaxy S4 is one of them, and would imagine the Galaxy Note 3 would be as well. Verizon said that devices released after after the first half of the year could carry this type of connectivity. We’ll see if we can’t put together some sort of a list.




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re: Verizon Begins Deploying AWS LTE Network - *NEXUS 5 Compatible* - 80Mbps down
iPhone should easily hit 200mbs


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re: Verizon Begins Deploying AWS LTE Network - *NEXUS 5 Compatible* - 80Mbps down
Why do people give two shits how fast their phone is? I used mine for calls, text, emails & tinder.


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Especially when you have data caps. Congrats, these faster speeds will get you to your cap even faster.


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Why do people give two shits how fast their phone is? I used mine for calls, text, emails & tinder.


because when I'm connected to my shitty office wifi, sometimes it takes minutes to download a PDF. So i switch to LTE and boom, downloaded in .5 second.


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re: Verizon Begins Deploying AWS LTE Network - *NEXUS 5 Compatible* - 80Mbps down
What does this even mean


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re: Verizon Begins Deploying AWS LTE Network - *NEXUS 5 Compatible* - 80Mbps down
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Why do people give two shits how fast their phone is? I used mine for calls, text, emails & tinder.


Some of us use the Hotspot feature on the phone for actual work and it would allow me to work remotely from more locations (i.e. vacation house or camp).

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Especially when you have data caps. Congrats, these faster speeds will get you to your cap even faster.


OT ballers don't care about this
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because I don't want to wait on shite. I work on the road going from jobsite to jobsite that have no connectivity. I have to tether my laptop to my phone when my tablet won't get it done and the ability to download large files quickly is key.


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Congrats, these faster speeds will get you to your cap even faster.


Not if you use it the same amount.


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jeff5891
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What does this even mean


i don't know

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Why do people give two shits how fast their phone is? I used mine for calls, text, emails & tinder


bc some people are grandfathered in for unlimited data. nexus 5 will be cheap so you can buy it off contract.


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Yep. This is huge


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What does this even mean
Instead of waiting .3 seconds for porn, you can now wait .15 seconds.


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What does this even mean


VoLTE service


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re: Verizon Begins Deploying AWS LTE Network - *NEXUS 5 Compatible* - 80Mbps down
You know there's a point where it just gets ridiculous, and 80megs down a mobile device is way past it. What would you ever possibly do on a phone that requires that kind of speed. Hell my 12 Meg DSL at home is perfectly adequate. That's more than enough to stream HD netflix, while someone is playing COD and someone else browsing.
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jeff5891
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What would you ever possibly do on a phone that requires that kind of speed


preparing for the future

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You know there's a point where it just gets ridiculous


the only thing i care about, is that the new band is nexus compatible. the 80Mbps is an extra stat


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What would you ever possibly do on a phone that requires that kind of speed


Did you read any of the responses or just the OP?


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80megs


Just to be clear, "megs" typically refers to megabytes. 80Mbps is megabits, which means the speeds they are seeing are closer to 10 "megs".


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I used mine for calls, text, emails & tinder.




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Guess
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re: Verizon Begins Deploying AWS LTE Network - *NEXUS 5 Compatible* - 80Mbps down
I get the difference, I have always just abbreviated like that in speech because all companies give your speed Mbps not MBps. I just always assume that someone talking about the former because it's more common.


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So your dsl only gets you 12 Megabits per second? That's terrible.


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