The tech websites are abuzz with the reports that Verizon will soon announce improved 4G speeds under its “XLTE” banner.
Reports suggest that the company is currently widening its LTE data pipes and the new offer seems to part of this expansion.
Droid-Life and @evleaks had first made the revelations in a television ad. According to Droid-Life, the carrier plans to release the rebranded “XLTE” service in large cities on May 19.
If rumours are to be believed, under the new 4G plan the company will offer improved performance in areas where it has added AWS wireless spectrum. As a result, those living in an XLTE region will get double the bandwidth and higher peak speeds.
Verizon’s LTE service has been witnessing a tough fight from its competitors like AT&T and T-Mobile amid drop in its speeds in the recent times.
In such a scenario, the rollout of the 4G plan can be a good answer to those problems.
Over the years, Verizon has spent billions on a huge store of AWS spectrum to supplement its current LTE network in order to address its bandwidth crunch.
Not all Verizon phones support both 700MHz and AWS. However, several recent devices including the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 support the network.
The Droid-Life’s source say Verizon will not charge extra for access to “XLTE”.