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Verizon Wireless Targets LTE Build Out for 2009

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Dec 9, 2008, 9:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Verizon Communications executive vice president and chief technology officer Dick Lynch said that the company is planning to begin deploying its long term evolution (LTE) next-generation network as early as 2009. He said, "We expect that LTE will actually be in service somewhere here in the U.S. probably this time next year." Verizon Wireless will have to transition subscribers from its CDMA network to the newer LTE network, which will likely take years. In addition to the LTE network transition, Lynch also said that it will roll-out femtocells — with Wi-Fi on board, too — to boost in-building coverage. The combination of LTE, with femotcells and Wi-Fi will enable Verizon Wireless to deliver broadband to a wide range of devices.

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stevelvl

Dec 10, 2008, 10:05 AM

Will not happed by 2009.

There is no way Verizon can have LTE launched by in a city by 2009. Verizon may be ready to deploy lte by the end of 2009 but there will be a major factor preventing them from doing so.

That is t-carrier service. Currently nationwide t-carrier service is maxed out. LTE is a broad band data service which will require multiple t1s delivered to the cell site. However there is not the current infrastructure to support it. Miles of cable will have to be laid permits will have to be obtained. Then you also have to factor in that ATT will also be building LTE at the same time. Simply put LTE will be deployed at an agonizing snails pace as both ATT and Verizon wait on Local Exchange carriers to install data back hall. This is the reason wimax to...
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Many of the cable and landline operators already have a LOT of fiber run to handle their networks. The thing that will trip the deployment up will be whether these operators will be able to provide 10/100/1000 Mbps backhaul service, as opposed to the ...
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it will happen


stop hating
"planning to begin deploying its long term evolution (LTE) next-generation network as early as 2009"

I don't get where you get the idea they say they will have service ready by 2009.
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Yes it will happen.

You know little of the VZW network infastructure.

In several areas, Verizon OWNS the majority of the backhaul network (microwave & fiber) vs. leasing it from another carrier. In those areas, VZW controls how much capcacity i...
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Cellenator

Dec 9, 2008, 10:12 PM

So much for wimax being light years ahead

Go Verizon!

it will roll-out femtocells -- with Wi-Fi on board, too -- to boost in-building coverage. The combination of LTE, with femotcells and Wi-Fi will enable Verizon Wireless to deliver broadband to a wide range of devices ๐Ÿ˜
Verizon is bigger than Sprint so Im sure they knew what they were doing when they chose LTE over Wimax.
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I don't know why they need stupid femtocell, because 700nhz penetrates bldgs much better than cutrent frequencies.
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Femtocell is a voice only technology; this is why they are adding wifi. So when you are in a building you can use femtocell for voice calls and wifi for data calls. It really has nothing to do with lte. It is a wise business move, but 2 unrelated ite...
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kevinski

Dec 10, 2008, 2:48 AM

Transition from CDMA?

It was my understanding that a "transition" won't be necessary. I've asked about this before with someone who appears to be very familiar with the intended implementation of LTE for Verizon Wireless, and I'm pretty sure that Verizon Wireless is sticking with CDMA. Why would a transition be necessary?
kevinski said:
It was my understanding that a "transition" won't be necessary. I've asked about this before with someone who appears to be very familiar with the intended implementation of LTE for Verizon Wireless, and I'm pretty s
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I do not understand it either. Why can't they have manufacturers create handsets with 850/1900 CDMA radios and add 700 LTE radios?
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Slammer

Dec 10, 2008, 1:18 AM

Sales pitch?

Let me get this straight. GSM is better positioned for LTE at a couple of years away, yet Verizon is just going to push this thing out there?. Hmmmm. My guess is that it will be a "watered down" version just to somewhat remain in the game. ATT is rolling out HSPA and Sprint Wimax. What does Verizon have? It is probably going to be used to retain consumers demanding a higher speed. In essence: Hey Everybody, Why go with Wimax or HSPA? look what we have! That's my take.
I agree 100%. The technology has barely been tested and here comes big mouth claiming to have a network in a year. Gosh, I can't stand Verizon. If Verizon was to be a celebrity, it will def be Kanye West.
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Interesting take... So exactly what are you saying? This isn't really going to happen? Or Verizon does not have the right to launch LTE because they are a CDMA carrier? I don't see the problem with building handsets which have CDMA(850, 1900) AND ...
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unklsckness

Dec 10, 2008, 11:42 AM

FIOS to support LTE and Femtocell?

I am reposting this sorry it was getting buried.

Call me naive and I am new to understanding Wireless phone technology but it does make sense that why Verizon has been pushing FIOS deployment every where in the US. So they can support this technology LTE and Femtocell on all markets. From what I have been reading pn this link. And me as a subscriber/consumer I have heard on several occasions from Verizon and Verizon Wireless that there intentions is to bring the to companies closer together or into one business offering several services. Plus if you have FIOS like I do it is just damn good!!!!!! Very Happy

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