U.S. carrier Verizon expects to complete its full deployment of 4G LTE across USA by the mid stages of 2013.
Speaking at a Wells Fargo Securities technology conference, the firm's Chief Financial Officer, Fran Shammo, confirmed the carrier is aiming for a mid-2013 launch period for the completion of its 4G LTE rollout. It's believed that timeframe is about six months earlier than the company had previously predicted.
"I was confident in the first quarter when I said that you'll see an acceleration of our growth through the year, and I think that's proven to be correct," Shammo said.
Last month, Verizon confirmed it would exceed its year-end goal of reaching 400 markets with its 4G LTE coverage two months ahead of schedule. By October 18, the firm reached a total of 417 markets in the United States.
Quarter of a billion consumers are now covered by Verizon's LTE network, which is approximately 80 percent of the population in the region. The carrier said its goal is to reach at least 260 million customers before 2013 arrives.