The concept of high-speed 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile internet networks has provoked a great deal of attention in the mobile device and mobile phone accessories market. Only two United States wireless providers, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, currently have this technology, and the former recently reported connectivity issues with its 4G LTE network.
According to Computerworld, Verizon has provided little specific information regarding its 4G LTE network's problem. Its only statement claims that some of its wireless customers who would ordinarily receive service from the 4G network can only access 3G despite their device's capabilities and location – only certain United States cities support 4G connectivity.
The news source reports that Verizon's announcement came with a promise to "resolve the issue as quickly as possible," and that 3G data, voice and text messaging are entirely free of issues. This is not the first time Verizon's 4G LTE network has experienced problems – a similar service interruption took place in the U.S. in April of this year.
In other recent Verizon news, CNET reports that Verizon's plans to release the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first mobile device in the U.S. to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, is being pushed back from its original December 9 release to an unspecified launch date.