Verizon accuses T-Mobile of making up information on LTE-A deployments

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Always one to pride itself on its technological achievements, Verizon isn’t taking any smack from T-Mobile, saying the operator made up claims about Verizon's technical achievements, many of them related to LTE Advanced. "They were very clearly misrepresenting Verizon's deployment and the leadership that we have taken in this new technology innovation and rollout," said Verizon spokeswoman Karen Schulz. To be sure, T-Mobile stands by its remarks. The “uncarrier” announced that it has expanded LTE-Advanced to more than 920 markets, “eclipsing every other national wireless company,” with a powerful combination of three speed-boosting technologies—a "trifecta" of carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO and 256 QAM—now live in 430 of those markets. Verizon actually has almost 2,000 markets that have some LTE Advanced technology deployed in them and more than 560 markets where all three of the “trifecta” technologies are deployed: 256 QAM, 4X4 MIMO and carrier aggregation, Schulz told FierceWirelessTech. But a T-Mobile spokesperson said the “uncarrier” is “definitely not misrepresenting” the numbers and pointed to this website where the information was found; it says Verizon’s LTE Advanced is available in more than 450 cities.


Verizon accuses T-Mobile of making up information on LTE-A deployments