After being rumored earlier this week, it looks like we have more leaked information about Verizon's rumored XLTE service. XLTE is not a new service, but Verizon's marketing as part of its plans to utilize its AWS spectrum to bring faster data in select markets.
According to a report on Droid-Life, Verizon has begun telling its employees that XLTE is a marketing "brand for the AWS spectrum that advances our 4G LTE network." The site is reporting that the carrier may launch XLTE as early as Monday, May 19.
The leak gained more credibility today as serial leaker @evleaks had posted the logo and Verizon's banner. The banner says that Verizon's XLTE service will "double 4G LTE bandwidth in cities coast to coast."
This will allow congested markets to achieve faster speeds. For many customers, they should not notice any changes and the XLTE service will not require any changes to service plans. Additionally, it is reported that devices will not show "XLTE" and that the standard "4G LTE" service indicator will be used.
At this point, not all 4G LTE devices will be compatible as devices must be able to communicate with the network using the AWS spectrum. Most devices launched within this past year should work, though we will have to wait for an official announcement from Verizon to learn more about the service. We had previously reported that recently launched phones like the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 should work on with the XLTE service.