Source: Verizon Wireless press release
In a move that will jump-start deployment of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks globally, Dick Lynch, Verizon executive vice president and chief technology officer, detailed plans to build America’s first next-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) network during his keynote remarks at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today.
Lynch announced that Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, has selected Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent as primary network vendors for its initial LTE network deployments in the United States. Verizon’s announcement comes on the heels of industry-leading LTE network trials in the United States and Europe, carried out in conjunction with Vodafone. These two vendors are expected to build the underlying infrastructure that will enable Verizon Wireless to become the first wireless company to offer commercial LTE-based service in the United States, starting in 2010.