To say that the new LTE network lit up by Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings) this year is having a few growing pains is now something of a Christmas understatement. According to reports, service is again down for the count with customers unable to connect to its 3G and 4G network in major cities.
That’s three times this month now, first being back on December 6 and the last incident taking place ust a week ago. The trouble streak comes at a time when Verizon ought to be riding high, selling the iPhone now with Sprint still playing catchup and AT&T’s T-Mobile dreams now shattered. A PR black eye was not what the company really wanted just now, but at least nobody’s positioned well to take advantage.
It’s not yet clear just what is tripping Verizon’s LTE network up. Surely it’s not traffic levels already? The repeated instances suggest the company itself either doesn’t know the cause or is waiting on a software fix and simply rebooting and praying it won’t crash again for a while. Unless of course it’s not the same problem each time… Anybody heard anything?
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