Originally posted on RCR Wireless on July 16, 2018.
LTE-Advanced provides service continuity for early 5G deployments
Verizon is working to bring commercial 5G services to life in between three and five markets by the end of the year. But, at the same time it is investing in the next-generation of cellular, the carrier remains focused on expanding the reach and quality of its LTE-Advanced network.
LTE-Advanced is marked by three primary technologies: carrier aggregation, which allows different spectrum bands to be bonded into a larger data pipe; 4X4 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO), a flavor of spatial multiplexing that multiplies capacity while using the same level of network resources; and 256 QAM, a modulation scheme.
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