Verizon to Deploy LTE 'As Close to All-At-Once As Possible'
Speaking in an interview, Verizon Wireless' senior vice president and chief technology officer Tony Malone indicated that the company is going to launch its Long Term Evolution 4G network across as much of the U.S. at the same time as possible. Malone said, "We want to give our customers a significant footprint," rather than offer trial markets spread here and there. Malone said the LTE network will overlay — not replace — its CDMA-based 3G network, and noted that it will be able to use the same towers and equipment to power both networks. Malone said there will not be a hard switchover from one network to another, instead, he said, "You will need new devices to take [full] advantage of LTE. But there won't be a need to force migrate." Verizon will serve both its CDMA and LTE customers concurrently. Verizon has said that it will launch 25 to 30 LTE markets during 2010, covering some 100 million POPs.
Running under a race brings risky moves.
LTE is GSM and Verizon will experience Problems
CDMA w/ LTE is a network OVERLAY.
LTE is on completely different spectrum with completely different end-user hardware. Consumers with 4G only devices will be upset when they leave coverage areas and their ce...
The Geeks Don't get it
Here are the facts.
1) The goal of a Cellular Company is primarily to grow/ keep your base
2) From the customers perspective fast is fast. And caring about the technology used and what that looks like matters to .0001 % (Tech Nerds)
3) None of these arguments have anything to do with the business. Wi-Max if readily available and â€œFastâ€ will be great for Sprint. Just like LTE if available and â€œFastâ€ will be for Verizon.
too bad verizon's phones suck!
acer f1 and htc leo got 1Gmzh cpu, that almost as fast as your netbook/laptop! haha
of course, they could lock it in such a way that only devices they approve will be allowed on the network, or w...
Is ATT ever, ever going to learn what the word agressive means? Ever?
Does Verizon have phones out for the 4G yet?
Why does one have to "beat" the other?
Wimax seems to be mmore of a home ISP killer. It may make a lot of people cut their cable/DSL/fios connections due to it's wireless nature and it's cheaper price.
Well to be Honest!
Just an example...