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Free Mobile Sports Apps Keep Verizon Customers Up-to-Date

April 03, 2012

(SPORTS TECHNOLOGY)

Verizon’s (News - Alert) 4G LTE is among the fastest wireless networks out there, making it ideal for keeping up with fast-moving sports news, commentary and video. Verizon announced today several free and useful sports apps compatible with most 4G LTE devices and tablets, such as the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and LG Spectrum (News - Alert).

Verizon’s 4G LTE network coverage is ahead of its biggest competitor, AT&T. In fact, Ralph De La Vega, AT&T’s Mobility CEO, said last year that AT&T (News - Alert) will need two to three years to catch up with Verizon’s 4G LTE coverage. So, as it stands today, Verizon has the upper-hand in the high-speed wireless network market.

A recent market research study on mobile use in the U.S. markets showed Verizon’s 4G LTE (News - Alert) network reaches two-thirds of the population. Additionally, the research found the launch of 4G LTE networks will spark a growing demand for mobile broadband in 2012. Sports fans watching on-demand video and listening to streaming audio will no doubt gobble up plenty of data on the speedy 4G LTE network.

Verizon plans to double its total 4G LTE markets in the U.S. to 400 by the end of this year. This would increase its coverage to reach 260 million people in the U.S. alone. The company recently reported enhancements in several 4G LTE markets in the New England area, including Massachusetts. Verizon has invested more than $3 billion in its New England wireless network since 2000.

Sports fans can take advantage of this blazing fast network by trying out some of Verizon’s free sports apps available on most 4G LTE-compatible phones and tablets. Some of these free apps are exclusive to Verizon customers only. Verizon suggests downloading ESPN (News - Alert) Sports Center, NFL Mobile, NHL GameCenter and INDYCAR Mobile.

These apps provide real-time scoring and stats, video on-demand, live audio streaming, sports news and other useful features any sports fan would enjoy. Verizon customers can download these apps by visiting Verizon’s Media Store.






Edited by Jennifer Russell