Verizon: We have more unused network capacity today than five years ago
Verizon this week sought to counter ongoing worries that its wireless network won’t be able to support any more customers or traffic.
Specifically, the company released a chart showing the growth of traffic on its network and its efforts to keep pace with that traffic through the application of more spectrum and new wireless technologies like License Assisted Access (LAA) and carrier aggregation. The result, the company said, is that it has slowly but surely gained ground in terms of overall excess network capacity:
Verizon said it has been able to keep pace with increasing traffic on its network in part thanks to new networking technologies like MIMO, 256 QAM, small cells and other LTE technologies.
The result, the company said, is that it can handle four times as much traffic today than it could in 2010 using the same amount of spectrum.
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