|CTO Dick Lynch on Verizon LTE Coverage|
|Written by Dave Burstein|
|Saturday, 02 April 2011 17:19|
Dick Lynch broke the news at Barcelona 2009 that Verizon would go LTE at a very fast pace.
"Once the initial rollout is complete, plans are in place for aggressive deployment throughout Verizon Wireless’ entire network, including areas not currently covered by the existing Verizon Wireless footprint."
They provided a figure of 92% network coverage at the time.
He indicated the goal is ubiquity
"Once this initial rollout is complete, we expect to aggressively expand this footprint, with a goal of covering all of our 700 MHz licensed territories by 2015."
(They have 700 MHz licensed across the U.S. inxcluding Hawaii but not Alaska 2008 C- Block license.)
Lynch's subsequent interview with Maggie Reardon of CNET added that the buildout would keep going rather than stopping.
"So initially there will be some subset of the entire country with 4G coverage, and we will expand that coverage every year."