According to Verizon, these phones will run only on its fast 4G LTE network and they will arrive at the end of next year. This is something that we could expect from all carriers because the handsets will be cheaper without the support for many cellular radios. This announcement came from Verizon’s chief. In order to do this, Verizon must improve its voice service and make it run on this fast 4G LTE network. For now, it also handles the data traffic.
During the conference Nicki Palmer, Verizon’s Chief Officer, said that they are hoping to announce its VoLTE next year. Before this, Verizon has said something about a made prospect over its product that is set for launching by the end of this year. According to Palmer they are working really hard to make the service reliable. She said that they have to be sure when the service comes, the proper VoLTE based phones are here and available.
Everything related to VoLTE will happen at once and all the users will have better quality of their voice calls and additional network data plans that will go alongside with voice. According to Palmer’s words, something big is coming of this carrier. Palmer didn’t share any specific details about prices but did mention that there will be low prices for phones and plans, as well.
When asked about LTE Advanced, she said that Verizon will became the leader of this network but this is more like a collection of standards, features and enhancements. These enhancements will be released when the right time comes. For now, their biggest concern is the migration to its 4G LTE network. It will require deploying small cells that will work as network towers. According to Palmer they will be deployed by the end of this years but she sounded stressed about the whole process.
This fast 4G LTE network already takes over 57% of Verizon’s network. Verizon already has a device that supports LTE only service. Samsung Galaxy Camera is the device that runs on this network. This carrier hopes that it will repurpose the unused 3G spectrum for its 4G LTE network, but it was noted that this is a long-term future plan.
We are heading towards something big. I expect all the carriers to make this move in near future. This will create a possibility for the users to browse the web and talk simultaneously. AT&T has used this as an advantage over its rivals.