Verizon LTE Connection Problems: Will be sorted

Lately we’ve brought you several stories about the launch of Verizon’s next-generation 4G service, LTE, with first impressions of the network receiving favourable reports and then telling more about one of the Verizon 4G modems now available which also gave impressive speeds. Now though we’ve heard about some connection problems on the Verizon LTE network.

Matt Hamblen over on Computer World reports that Verizon has acknowledged that a modem handoff from 3G to LTE can take up to two minutes at the moment. In an e-mail to Computerworld Jeffrey Nelson, a Verizon spokesperson said, “Hand-offs can take up to a couple minutes, but that was expected and a fix is in the works.”

Also USB modems for the Verizon LTE Network do not yet support Mac OS-based computers but Nelson stressed that Verizon has been working on drivers for Mac OS for several weeks and anticipate that it will be able to update shortly. It has also been reported that a delay of up to two minutes can occur when reconnecting with the 4G network. Other than these initial problems which are being worked on, the LTE network is currently standing up to testing extremely well.

Another article, this time by Richard Pike over on Techie Insider, tells of three different reports by testers of the LTE service, and overall the picture looks very promising for the new network. What are your thoughts on Verizon’s LTE service? We’d be interested to find our so please do send us your comments.