Verizon Hops On The "A" Train
Jun 27, 2006, 12:45 PM by (staff)
Verizon today announced it has completed a deal with Lucent to upgrade its EV-DO network to Revision A. The company will use equipment from Lucent, which provides Verizon's current network hardware, making the transition as fast and simple as possible. Although Verizon has been testing Lucent Revision A hardware for some time, it had not announced any official move to the next generation technology. Verizon still has not announced a timeline for the Revision A rollout. Sprint announced it expects to roll out Revision A in select markets by the end of 2006, and offer nationwide coverage by the end of 2007.
Nokia Gains Control of Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia today said it has officially taken the reigns of Alcatel-Lucent after its public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent was accepted by the French stock market authority. Nokia expects to merge the two companies in order to form a telecommunications powerhouse to compete against Ericsson, ZTE, and others.
Verizon Looking to Be First to Deploy 5G
Verizon Wireless wants to stay ahead of the curve and be among the first to launch fifth-generation (or 5G) wireless network technology. The company plans to begin field tests at its Innovation Centers, which are dedicated sandboxes for testing apps and services, located in San Francisco and Waltham, Mass., at some point in 2016.
China Approves Nokia's Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition
Nokia's attempt to acquire Alcatel-Lucent has cleared another hurdle now that it has won approval from China's Ministry of Commerce. The anti-monopoly body will allow the proposal to move forward under certain conditions, which mostly pertain to licensing standard essential patents.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
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EV-DO Rev A Gains Steam
Although EV-DO is relatively new to the U.S. market, operators already are looking ahead to Revision A and the new applications t...
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