Verizon Touts Growing LTE Network Usage at CES

More than half of all data traffic on Verizon goes over the carrier’s LTE network.

That announcement was made this week at CES in a stunning revelation that builds upon the 35% data traffic over LTE that was reported by Verizon just last October.

“We are very pleased with the performance of the (LTE) network,” Mike Haberman, vice president of network engineering for Verizon Wireless, told members of the media at CES 2013 in Las Vegas this week.

Impressively, Verizon now offers accessible coverage for more than 270 million people – or 89% of the U.S. population.

“Verizon came out with a very fast, aggressive rollout with LTE and then pushed down the accelerator even more,” said Roger Entner, Recon Analytics founder, last October. “Doing a whole network overlay in four years? It’s unprecedented.”

And the growth we’ve seen since October is, undoubtedly, just as staggering.