For the most part the dire warnings about running out of internet addresses have ceased because, slowly but surely, migration from the world of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun, and software is in place to prevent the address apocalypse that many were predicting.But before we see where are and where we’re going with IPv6, let’s go back to the early days of internet addressing.What is IPv6 and why is it important? IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol, which identifies devices across the internet so they can be located. Every device that uses the internet is identified through its own IP address in order for internet communication to work. In that respect, it’s just like the street addresses and zip codes you need to know in order to mail a letter.The previous version, IPv4, uses a 32-bit addressing scheme to support 4.3 billion devices, which was thought to be enough. However, the growth of the internet, personal computers, … [Read more...] about What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?
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On May 17th, Verizon Wireless will be adding LTE service to 28 new markets. At the same time, 11 markets currently receiving LTE signals will be expanded in order to improve the service. After the work is completed, the carrier will have LTE supported in 258 markets in the U.S. giving it a large head start over other U.S. carriers. Verizon's 4G service will cover two-thirds of the U.S. after the latest additions.Verizon has some more locations getting LTE in the next 7 months. In fact, 140 new markets will be added to the Verizon LTE coverage map in the next 7 months and by the end of the year, Verizon's LTE service will be available to customers in 400 markets covering more than 49 states. In comparison, AT&T currently has its LTE signal available in 28 markets, covering 74 million Americans. Sprint, while not yet offering LTE service, has started selling LTE enabled phones that will work on its LTE 4G pipeline once service is started.For a list of the new LTE markets for Verizon, … [Read more...] about Verizon introducing 28 new markets to LTE; 11 markets getting LTE expansion
Verizon Wireless reported today that their engineers have successfully completed voice calls over their 4G LTE network. VoLTE voice calling will be the higher-fidelity replacement for the decade-old CDMA voice network.They apparently made several successful calls from their Basking Ridge, NJ. headquarters. The first call took place at 9:54 AM EST, between two Verizon executives using LG Revolution devices. They proceeded to make several more test calls, in addition to accessing data while placing those calls.Verizon CTO Tony Melone said that "Today is another proof point that the LTE ecosystem is alive, healthy and thriving...VoLTE will quickly become the global standard for delivering voice over LTE networks."Verizon's 4G LTE network has been in place in major markets since December, but only supports data. The VoLTE will take voice calls from the CDMA band up to the higher-fidelity LTE bandwidth when available. Unfortunately, Verizon doesn't anticipate offering VoLTE until late … [Read more...] about Verizon successfully tests VoLTE voice calling
You remember when we told you about that Verizon ad that poked fun at the iPhone's "there's an app for that" commercials? By putting up two maps comparing Big Red's large 3G coverage with the more spotty AT&T 3G coverage, a off-screen voice says that if you're wondering why your Verizon phone works at 3G speeds while your friends' AT&T device doesn't, "There's a map for that". According to the New York Times, AT&T has filed a suit in the Northern district of Georgia where it's wireless headquarters lie. The suit complains that the AT&T coverage map used in the ad makes it appear that the carrier offers no service at all in the non-blue areas of the country where AT&T does not offer 3G. The truth is that AT&T offers service in those areas, albeit slower than 3G.The first version of Verizon's spot said that AT&T customers out of the blue 3G region were "Out of touch." After the carrier complained, the copy was changed and superimposed on the screen are words … [Read more...] about There’s an attorney for that; AT&T sues Verizon over map ads
Verizon's fleet of 100 test cars, which log a million miles annually will be equipped to measure the true 4G speeds of its competitors and of Verizon itself from now on, in order to benchmark performance and improve its LTE network.So far the test cars have been logging voice quality and 3G data statistics, and we are familiar with the testing fleet from the "Can you hear me now" commercials. Verizon has equipped the vehicles with Ascom gear, which will allow it to measure things like download/upload speeds, signal strength and latency of all 4G networks in the US along the road, regardless of the technology used. The results will be used to improve against the competition and to gauge any weaknesses it finds in the LTE coverage and strength.A third party measurement company - RootMetrics - has awarded Verizon its combined Combined Performance and Data Performance awards for Cleveland and Dallas this month, and over the past six months, Verizon Wireless has received their … [Read more...] about Verizon’s test cars upgraded to benchmark real-life 4G performance against the competition