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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Verizon Wireless: Next-Gen 'LTE' Wireless Network Still On Track For 2010 Launch

Source: Silicon Alley Insider
Despite a tanking economy and a potential delay getting access to the spectrum Verizon bought in last year's FCC auction, the telco says it's still on track to roll out its next-generation wireless network next year.

On the company's earnings call today, Verizon COO Denny Strigl said he's still hoping LTE will be commercially available in the first half of 2010, with in-house testing to begin later this year. LTE's main benefit is significantly faster download and upload speeds than today's 3G networks, meaning it'll be especially helpful for laptop cards and smartphones.

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