Qualcomm Sheds Light on EV-DO Rev. B
Apr 7, 2006, 3:06 PM by (staff)
Qualcomm today announced that it expects to have EV-DO Revision B chipsets ready to ship to phone manufacturers next year. They expect that data cards using this new chipset will be available by the end of 2007 with handsets to follow in 2008. With this announcement Qualcomm revealed the speed expectations of the latest edition of the EV-DO wireless broadband standard. Rev. B will increase download speeds to a maximum of 4.9 Mbps per channel - a significant increase over Rev. A's 3.1 Mbps, however upload speeds are apparently not enhanced. The Revision B chipset will also be able to combine three channels to further increase download and upload speeds to 14.7 Mbps and 5.4 Mbps respectively. Sprint expects to launch Rev. A early next year, so it is unlikely they will roll out Revision B in the near future. Verizon has not yet announced Revision A rollout plans, so it is possible the carrier may choose Revision B instead.
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HSDPA class 10 and EVDO Rev B are both capable of 3x the download speed of my cable modem, and I don't even use all of THAT speed at home on my desktop.
We don't need any more download speed, at least not until upl...
That is crazy...
Sprint started seriously launching EVDO nationwide not even a year ago. So by time they launch Rev A Sprint only would've had EVDO out for not quite two years. So it seems ignorant to say that they wouldn't spend the...
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Next thing you know there will be revision F
Every time I look on here it seems there is a new EVDO revision that will roll out conveniently one year after the other one. Revision A rolls out in 2007, Revision B in 2008. Don't they realize that there are two year contracts? I suppose it's another way for the phone manufacturers to try to increase their market percentage. If Verizon is smart they'll look past revision C and move directly to D so they can one up Sprint. But I doubt that, since Verizon likes to have totalitarian control over their handsets. In fact it seems, judging by the level of control that Verizon likes to have, they'll instead have a revision A and a half, and make their customers only use it for uses of Vcast, and paying th...