IRVINE, Calif.,–(PRNewswire) — Verizon Wireless is expanding the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the Los Angeles and San Diego metro areas on July 21. In the Los Angeles area, 4G LTE will expand from Pomona to Ontario, north to Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana, and stretch south to Corona. Within San Diego county, new 4G LTE coverage will range north from Del Mar to Solana Beach, and north from Poway to Escondido. Residents and travelers in Southern California using 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems and hotspots will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network.
Currently, throughout greater Los Angeles, 4G LTE is available from Pasadena, east to Chino, south to San Clemente and northwest to Woodland Hills. In the San Diego area, 4G LTE coverage today extends from Del Mar to Poway in the east and south to Lakeside and Imperial Beach.
“We are proud to help lead more of Southern California into the 4G LTE wireless broadband world, helping residents, small businesses and local government connect faster and more fully with each other and those outside our community,” said Luis Cruz, regional president of Verizon Wireless. “Our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing the way people communicate, and we know this connectivity will be a key communications and technology enabler for many years to come.”
In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. Verizon Wireless introduced the globe’s first large-scale LTE network on December 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans, and is quickly expanding national coverage, currently offering service in 74 metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles and San Diego. The company is rapidly building out its 4G LTE network, and is on course to deliver 4G LTE to its entire 3G wireless footprint by the end of 2013.