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Verizon Chooses LTE For 4G

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Sep 20, 2007, 2:20 PM   by (staff)

In a conference this week, Vodafone Chairman Arun Sarin revealed that Verizon as well as Vodafone will use LTE for their 4G networks. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the GSM Association's 4G technology, so it is surprising that Verizon has chosen this over UMB, which is also known as EV-DO Rev. C. CEO Ivan Seidenberg indicated this choice reflects Vodafone's long term commitment to Verizon and vice versa. The carriers are also investigating WiMax together as well.

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sangyup81

Sep 20, 2007, 2:40 PM

RIP CDMA

Well not yet but in a number of years anyways. Now, CDMA development will not happen for any US carrier with both Verizon Wireless and Sprint saying no to EV-DO Rev. C aka UMB. Looks like UMB is going to go the way of EV-DV.

nextel18m I'm waiting for you to chime in!
Well everyone knew this would happen that CDMA’s days were numbered in this country as companies try to go to 4G like Sprint with Wimax and Verizon with LTE. CDMA in this country will not go away for a long time though. Sprint will continue to ...
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Does anyone think this has anything to do with Qualcomm's recent issues?
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Did AT&T choose LTE as well? For some reason I thought I read somewhere, I could be completely wrong though.
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Wow that's shocking Shocked . Verizon is choosing GSM's 4G.
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Some of the comments here misunderstand the lay of the land in 3G/4G technologies.

In 3G, all systems are CDMA. The EU flavor of it is WCDMA (UMTS) and is used by AT&T. The US flavor of it, CDMA2000/EV-DO REV A and REV B, is used by Verizon and Spr...
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bheiman

Sep 20, 2007, 8:33 PM

what would happen if

att, verizon, and vodafone merged

lol talk about monopoly
You would still have DT which is huge.
AT&T and Verizon merger would not go through and obviously adding Voda will never get approval either.
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JestaMcMerv

Sep 21, 2007, 1:52 AM

THANK GOD... imagine the roaming.

Imagine the roaming. Imagine DATA EVERYWHERE. Not just data... but smoking fast data. seriously RIP CDMA. Smile
Ding dong the witch is dead! Wink
marjanana

Sep 21, 2007, 2:02 AM

Verizon via GSM?!??

so does this mean Verizon is going to start using sim card phones?
in all likelihood, yes
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Protege

Sep 20, 2007, 4:06 PM

Verizon "choses"????

Eh?


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