Verizon Says They're Seeing 50-60Mbps in LTE Trials [broadbandreports]

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Verizon CTO Dick Lynch announced a number of new details concerning their upcoming deployment of LTE wireless broadband technology. Verizon says they've selected Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson AB as their two initial vendors, as Verizon moves into a fourth trial phase before commercially launching LTE service sometime in 2010. The continued trial will be conducted in two unnamed Verizon markets, who'll then be the first to go live when the service is commercially launched. Verizon says they're seeing 50-60Mbps in trials:

Utilizing their existing spectrum, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone have been field testing 4G LTE networks in Minneapolis, Columbus, Ohio, and Northern New Jersey in the United States, as well as in Budapest, Dusseldorf, and Madrid in Europe, with a variety of network infrastructure providers. These field trials have demonstrated download rates of 50 to 60 Mbps peak speeds, though actual average download results will not be determined until the commercial launch of the new Verizon Wireless LTE network.
Lynch's full presentation from Barcelona is available here (pdf).
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by Ben Pike