Verizon Wireless Readies 4G Network

by admin December 1, 2007 at 2:09 pm

Following news that Verizon will use Long Term Evolution (LTE) for its 4G network, Chris Hazelton, an analyst with IDC, noted that the move leaves Sprint and Alltel as the only major CDMA carriers in the U.S., and pointed out that Verizon’s move to LTE will continue the trend of embedding wireless data access in consumer devices, not just in phones.

In its second big announcement this week, Verizon Wireless said that it would develop its fourth generation mobile broadband network using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. This means that the company, co-owned by Verizon and by European carrier Vodafone, will move to the GSM camp from its current residence in the CDMA crowd.

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