“We’ve tested AT&T vs. Verizon’s LTE in NYC and our guy on the ground in San Francisco was able to test LTE at Yerba Buena today,” Seth Weintraub reports for 9to5Mac.
“AT&T smoked Verizon in a bunch of areas around the ‘new iPad’ event,” Weintraub reports. “Those are similar to the results in NYC and we hear the same thing happens in Irvine, CA, for instance.”
“One major reason is that Verizon’s network is already pretty full of Androids running 4G while AT&T has only released a handful of devices with LTE. (this might also be why Apple used AT&T LTE at the event today) The story might change when the flood of iPads come crashing in (for both companies),” Weintraub reports. “Also, AT&T’s step down is to HSPA+ which is a lot faster than Verizon’s EVDO so perhaps AT&T has some faster legacy backhaul in place.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]