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.
Nokia Confirms Talks to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent today said they are in advanced talks concerning a merger or acquisition between the two. Such a deal would would produce a massive competitor to Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei in the telecommunications market.
Verizon Starts Cannibalizing 3G Airwaves for LTE 4G
Verizon Wireless has begun testing the use of LTE 4G on its PCS spectrum, airwaves it primarily uses to operate its CDMA-EVDO 3G network, in Manhattan. GigaOm confirmed with Verizon that the company has begun to steal capacity from its 3G network in favor of 4G, though it is doing so slowly and in limited scope.
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.
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EV-DO Rev A Gains Steam
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