Verizon Wireless sets on CETECOM for LTE device testing

Verizon Wireless sets on CETECOM for LTE device testing
Verizon Wireless announced that it will be working with the independent testing and regulatory compliance lab CETECOM for the first time to certify devices on the carrier's upcoming 4G network. CETECOM will be making sure devices meet the minimum requirements to work on Verizon's Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless data standard.

The process for companies who want to submit their LTE devices to CETECOM engineers for certification will be laid out at a later time. The carrier's LTE network is bound to use the Upper 700MHz C-spectrum, and is scheduled to be operational starting next year.

source: Verizon Wireless

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6 Comments

1. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Verizon+LTE = WIN

2. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

"The carrier's LTE network is bound to use the Upper 700MHz C-spectrum, and is scheduled to be operational starting next year." I just read an article in the Wall Street Journal that Verizon says LTE network deployment is ahead of schedule and you could see it go live as early as August or September. Does any VZW employee out there have any info to address this discrepency?

3. jgilani

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

I am not a vzw employee. But from strong sources LTE will go live with DATA products this year and gradually with voice products hopefully by next year end. And they will do this, one market at a time, so if they say this year does not mean complete USA market. I guess

6. Russki

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

I am a Verizon Employee, and i can tell you that you should start seeing 4G mobile broadband cards (aircards) out this summer around Aug or Sept. The first 4G handsets will start to arrive shortly after around Nov. and Dec. By 2013, All of Verizon's Smartphones will be of the 4G veriety and backwards compatible with the 3G network. Also, just to give you a glimspe into the 4G expansion - At this time we have 27% of the nation covered by 4G. By November 2010 we will be able to offer 4G to over 100 million customers in the U.S. By 2013, the LTE 4G network will be more extensive than our current 3G network, with metropolitan area's overlapping coverage and oversaturation to ensure highest customer satisfaction and speeds.

4. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

goes live in several markets this fall....data cards first....then devices...first device is a moto android 2.2 device...

5. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

It seems Android has the upper hand in 4G. They're the only platform pushing for 4G. Android is also smart for opening up to all carriers.

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