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Verizon unveils new XLTE rebrand for its AWS 700 MHz spectrum

Verizon Wireless has announced a rebrand of its AWS 700 MHz spectrum that will give users more bandwidth to use during periods of heavy traffic.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Wed, May 21 2014 6:03 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of a new high-speed wireless service called XLTE. XLTE is actually a rebranding of an existing offering that Verizon has had for a while previously called AWS. AWS is a 700 MHz spectrum that will be called XLTE in the markets where it is offered moving forward.

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Verizon says that the new XLTE service will allow devices capable of operating on that network to get faster data speeds and additional bandwidth during high-traffic periods on the network. Sprint made a similar move to get bandwidth for people to use during peak times with its Spark service.

Verizon says that XLTE is supported by 35% of devices that are running on its network. Compatible devices include the iPhone 5C and 5S. Android devices including the Galaxy S4, S5, and Note 3 are also XLTE compatible.

NEWS SOURCE:cnet.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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