4G LTE: Spurring Innovation

The effects of 4G LTE on innovation.

By Brian Malina on October 9, 2012

The introduction of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network in December 2010 revolutionized the mobile industry and many others. Since then, 4G LTE-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets and Jetpacks have become the new standard, high-speed Internet access is extending deeper into rural areas, and consumers are using their devices in entirely new ways. 
 
The high speeds and low latency that come with 4G LTE have created new opportunities for mobile apps, games and streaming media. Apps like viewdini let users access video content from a variety of providers, while others apps live stream video over social networks.

The connectivity of 4G LTE now extends beyond big cities. Soon the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will reach more than 400 markets across the country, stretching from New York City, to Marquette, Michigan to Tucson, Arizona. Solutions such as HomeFusion Broadband use wireless technology to bring high-speed Internet access to areas with limited broadband choices.

Strong and expansive 4G LTE networks have created the opportunity to integrate wireless technology into many different industries. These innovations include LTE-connected cars and healthcare solutions that allow doctors to communicate with and monitor patients remotely.

In just a short time, the effects of 4G LTE have been widespread. With its proliferation, more new apps, possibilities and solutions will continue to emerge and shape the future.