Verizon 4G network crashes again

Dec 21, 2011
A Samsung 4G LTE mobile hotspot is displayed by Verizon. A high-speed smartphone data service freshly rolled out by Verizon crashed anew on Wednesday as the US telecom titan continued to work out issues with its new-generation network.

A high-speed smartphone data service freshly rolled out by Verizon crashed anew on Wednesday as the US telecom titan continued to work out issues with its new-generation network.

Verizon Wireless LTE data service disruption spread across the United States and lasted several hours but subscribers remained able to make and exchange text messages using smartphones on the network.

Verizon's previous generation 3G data network continued to operate normally, according to the New York-based company.

The nationwide disruption was the second this month and prompted analysts to suspect that Verizon is grappling with unexpected engineering kinks in the trail-blazing 4G network it began rolling out a year ago.

Verizon launched 4G service in December 2010, boasting that it delivers data as much as 10 times faster than 3G technology used by smartphones or .

Explore further: FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Verizon says fast 4G wireless coming to 38 cities

Oct 06, 2010

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless said Wednesday that its new wireless broadband network, which offers higher data speeds initially for laptop users, will be live before the end of the year in the cities on the Boston-to-Washington ...

Verizon Wireless Plans to Offer 4G Capability Next Year

Sep 03, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- In today's world, we want our information to travel faster. This is especially true as smart phones take over and we become used to using smaller devices to accomplish more while we are away ...

T-Mobile renames upgraded 3G network '4G'

Nov 03, 2010

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless are building wireless data networks using new technologies that the industry calls fourth-generation, or 4G. Not to be outdone, T-Mobile USA launched a campaign this week ...

Recommended for you

Security CTO to detail Android Fake ID flaw at Black Hat

39 minutes ago

Where have you heard this before: A team of security researchers discover a security flaw in Android devices. This is, however, news. This time, experts are talking about a flaw that involves a widespread ...

Chinese smartphone makers win as market swells

3 hours ago

Chinese smartphone makers racked up big gains as the global market for Internet-linked handsets grew to record levels in the second quarter, International Data Corp said Tuesday.

Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

3 hours ago

(AP)—A federal appeals court has upheld new government rules that require labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

User comments : 0