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Verizon chooses Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent to construct the first 4G network

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Feb 2009, 13:45

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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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

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.

posted on 18 Feb 2009, 16:01

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.

posted on 18 Feb 2009, 16:07

3. phoneguy (Posts: 193; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)

First 4g network? Um incase anybody hasnt noticed Wimax is fully deployed in two cities and climbing..........

posted on 18 Feb 2009, 16:54

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.

posted on 18 Feb 2009, 19:10

5. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Well said.

posted on 18 Feb 2009, 19:41

6. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

That's shallow and a tad biased, WiMax has a migration path

posted on 19 Feb 2009, 14:26

7. Big Red (Posts: 101; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Exactly. Wimax has a migration "path". LTE has a migration "highway".

posted on 20 Feb 2009, 23:19

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.

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