Verizon invests $4 billion for LTE and 3G expansion
It's not much of a secret that LTE is the future and that makes it understandable that Verizon is pouring that amount of money into the creation of its network. Tony Melone, chief technology officer at Verizon Wireless, says:
“Constant network improvement is in our DNA. With Alcatel-Lucent’s strong support, we... will remain the most reliable in the nation for years to come.”
According to the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will help build the infrastructure for Verizon's 4G network, including:
- end-to-end CDMA and LTE radio network solutions;
- IP, optical and microwave backhaul and transport;
- complete portfolio of professional and network integration services.
1. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Here is what I don't get. PhoneArena did a story on how LTE and WiMAX aren't 4G...yet you guys keep spreading the thought that it is in fact 4G...what's up with that?
2. yodaddy (unregistered)
they said it wasnt 4G speeds but that the infastructure is...
3. Glorfindale (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)
Well, it is true that "technically" LTE and WiMAX are not 4G, but I think it's more of a technicality and amongst the wireless users are corporations we agreed to label the above networks as "4G". It's ok to call it 4G at this point of the game.
4. Russki (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)
LTE is the only 4G technology. Its just going to take some time to have enough tower signal overlap to achieve the desired 100mbps