T-Mobile just fired another salvo across Verizon's bow, saying that big red's LTE Advanced cellular network is nothing of the sort.
"Really? LTE Advanced? That same technology has been available to T-Mobile customers since 2014," wrote T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray in a blog post Tuesday. This the latest attack in a recent war of words between the carriers as T-Mobile sets its sights on America's largest cellular provider.
T-Mobile questioned Verizon's implementation of its LTE Advanced infrastructure, a catch-all phrase describing an alphabet soup of cutting-edge technologies such as VoLTE (voice over LTE), MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), and multiple carrier integration. Verizon says customers will see a 50 percent speed boost as part of the company's big push around its LTE Advanced network.
Ray also touted T-Mobile's LTE technology and its addition of 4x4 MIMO, which theoretically makes the carrier's max data speed faster than anything Verizon can currently muster.