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Verizon expands 4G LTE network in Hawaii.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-July 16, 2012-Verizon expands 4G LTE network in Hawaii(C)1994-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

US wireless communication services company Verizon Wireless announced on Friday that it will expand its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Hawaii in the coming weeks.

The expanded 4G LTE network will enable customers in more parts of the Big Island, Maui and Oahu to experience speeds up to 10 times faster than before. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon's 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink, the company said.

Verizon's 4G LTE network is currently available in parts of the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. With the planned network expansion, the company's 4G LTE network will now be available in The Big Island, including Glenwood, Papaikou, Pepeekeo, Volcano and Waimea; Island of Oahu, including Iwilei, Kapahulu, Kualoa Point, Mapunapuna, Sand Island and Waipahu and Maui County, including Haiku Town and Paia on the island of Maui; Hoolehua Airport on the island of Molokai and Lanai City and Manele Bay Resort on the island of Lanai.

The company's 4G LTE network is currently available to more than two-thirds of the US population in 304 markets across the country. Verizon also offers its customers a large selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more.

In addition, Verizon also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices.

Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)(Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE:VOD)(Nasdaq:VOD).

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