VZW LTE provisioning

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sun Feb 20 10:26:47 CST 2011


Is there anyone on the list who can comment, on- or off-list, for-attribution
or not, on what kind of job Verizon Wireless has done provisioning the data
backbone for their new LTE "4G"[1] rollout?

Given the fact that it is at 700MHz and will therefore have *substantially*
better building penetration, and the fact that -- due to the Google imposed
"any device, any app" restrictions the FCC placed on their license -- there
is quite a bit higher possibility that we'll see better device competition
on this service than we've seen before...

the odds that we'll have to deal with it, as operators of larger end-networks,
seem pretty high.  Knowing what we're getting into would be nice.  :-)

Cheers,
-- jra

[1] The ITU has said that none of {HSDPA,LTE,WiMax} qualifies for "4G"
designation by the standards, of which they (I understand) are the 
promulgating agency.




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