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Asian Carriers Announce EV-DO Revision A Launch Goal

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Nov 1, 2005, 1:00 PM   by (staff)

KDDI, Japan's second largest carrier and only CDMA carrier, announced they would upgrade their EV-DO high speed network to Rev. A by the end of 2006. In June the carrier unveiled a plan to upgrade the network by the end of next year and then in 2007 begin work on integrating it with advanced wired networks already available in Japan. LG Telecom, a small South Korean carrier, today became the second carrier to set the end of 2006 as their Rev. A launch date, and the first Korean carrier to specify one. Sprint, Verizon and U.S.Cellular have each announced intentions to launch EV-DO Rev. A, but none have set a launch date as of yet. American networks typically launch new technologies a year or more after Asia and Europe, however Cingular is expected to be the first carrier to launch an HSDPA 3G network.

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Nov 1, 2005, 1:03 PM

Here we go!!!

here we go... time for some high speed data to rumble throughout this Earth.
the interesting part is that Cingular is the 1st in the world to launch a new technology. not Europe, not Japan (althouth their looking at skipping this 3.5G and going straight to 4G)- i think that's note-worthy. After-all this might lead to us havin...
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