Verizon Chooses LTE for 4G Network
Verizon announced today that it plans to develop and deploy technology based upon Long Term Evolution (LTE) as its fourth generation (4G) mobile broadband network – meaning it will eventually abandon CDMA!
From a new report at TechNewsWorld:
The shift away from its current standard, CDMA (code division multiple access), would essentially open the mobile carrier’s networks, making it more compatible with standards used in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
“The company’s move toward a 4G network is driven by our vision of pervasive wireless Internet connectivity and mobility,” said Richard Lynch, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Verizon Communications. “Customers want to be truly untethered with advanced communication devices that provide functionality comparable to today’s wired networks — whether it’s downloading or uploading video, gaming, downloading their favorite music, or social networking.”
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Donald Wallace in Device Connectivity, 1/4/2008
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