Verizon chooses Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent to construct the first 4G network
0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2009, 13:45 posted on
Verizon's chief technology officer, Dick Lynch, announced the vendors Verizon will be using for the rest of 2009 and 2010 in its venture for establishing the first 4G network...
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1. filteroff (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Feb 2009)
I wonder what would be the big difference between 3G and the new 4G network (not to mention faster transfer rates)... As far as I know 4G standard has not been defined as of yet... Although there was some Japanese company NTT DoCoMo that has been testing a 4G communication system prototype that was capable of transmission rates of approximately 5 Gbit/s in the downlink with 12x12 MIMO using a 100MHz frequency bandwidth while moving at 10 km/h.
2. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yea I think the speeds are certainly a big part. I'm guessing they will integrate advanced data features like video conferencing and more advanced features as well.
3. phoneguy (Posts: 187; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
First 4g network? Um incase anybody hasnt noticed Wimax is fully deployed in two cities and climbing..........
4. Big Red (Posts: 101; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Hahaha Wimax "4G"? Thats like calling Edge "3G". What a joke. Wimax will give sprint an "edge" for the short term, but in two or three years they will be in the same boat AT&T is in now with 3G: Too invested in last year's technology (edge) and two years behind in rolling out today's technology (HSDPA). Wimax is only 4G by definition, if they built a new network at ALL, it would be called 4th generation, the same way a retarded great grandson would still be considered 4th generation. 4G, but everyone is still going to call him retarded.
6. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
That's shallow and a tad biased, WiMax has a migration path
7. Big Red (Posts: 101; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Exactly. Wimax has a migration "path". LTE has a migration "highway".
8. killingthemonk (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)
Sprint can borrow the 1.6b it lost last quarter from Big Red to pay for the continued roll-out.