Sprint Product Ambassasors: The LG V20 is Now Even Faster!
The LG V20 quietly got a big upgrade late last month and you probably didn't even notice.
Around January 17th, Sprint did an update to it's provisioning systems which enabled 3x20 carrier aggregation for the V20, which launched out of the box with 2x20. Now, 2x20 is very very fast, but 3x20 is even faster!
What is Carrier Aggregation (CA)?
This technology is part of Sprint's LTE Plus network implementation and allows Sprint to bond together bands of spectrum to essentially create data "superhighways". These highways are fatter pipes, allowing more data to get through and combining channels to increase speed. The more lanes on highway, the more cars can drive on it and drive faster.
While 2x20 CA doubled the peak speeds of our network, 3x20 triples it, offering average speeds of 75mbps and peak speeds of up to 225mbps.
Wow, that's fast! How do I get it?
If you have a V20 on current software, chances are you already have it. You may need to go into settings and do a profile update to ensure that the device is 3x20 CA capable. You won't be able to see anything on the screen that will tell you that the device is 3x20 CA, but you'll be able to tell by the speed, as long as you are connected to a tower that is live for 3x20.
As the graphic at the top of my post states, we here at Sprint are working hard to make sure that we continue to make improvements to the network that can meet the growing demands of our customers. We won't stop at just 3x20 and will continue improving the speed, reach and performance of our network which is already beating the competition in terms of download speed, even faster than Verizon.
Here's more on 3x20 CA from Sprint's COO of Technology, Gunther..
Until next time,
The Product Ambassador Team
Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee.