Wireless Industry News

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said that it will continue to strategically add a second band of spectrum, known as AWS, as it looks to keep up with demand on its LTE network.

CTO Nicola Palmer said that the carrier equipped more than 10,000 cell sites with AWS capability last year and turned on the feature in more than 5,000 of the sites. The number of AWS-capable sited is likely to triple this year, Palmer said.

“We are going to go hard,” Palmer said. The company isn’t equipping all sites in a city, instead adding the capability in areas of peak demand in all of the cities where it holds AWS spectrum licenses. Read the full article