Verizon Claims to Reach Over 1 Gbps on 4G LTE

August 24, 2017

Reprinted from Inside Towers

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies said this week they’ve surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier. During an Ericsson lab trial, the companies achieved 1.07 Gbps download speeds using the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem. These speeds are part of the companies’ ongoing evolution of LTE technology and a milestone on the 5G path.

This 1.07 Gbps achievement builds on Verizon’s recent announcement about Gigabit LTE with support for License Assisted Access (LAA). Also of significance, the 1.07 Gbps speed was achieved using only three 20 MHz Frequency Division Duplex carriers using separate transmit and receive frequencies’ spectrum, achieving more spectral efficiency for commercial networks and devices.