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Verizon Wireless Roll Out National 3G Network

Friday 9 January 2004 00:04 CET | News

Verizon Wireless will begin immediately to expand its BroadbandAccess service nationally. Powered by Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network, BroadbandAccess commercial service, with average user speeds of 300-500 kilobits per second (kbps), is expected to be available in many major U.S. cities this summer.

Verizon Wireless 3G Network Benefits BroadbandAccess, the fastest commercial wide-area wireless data technology available today, is based on CDMA technologya digital wireless technology commercially developed by QUALCOMM. Since October 2003, BroadbandAccess has been successfully deployed in Washington D.C. with Lucent Technologies, and in San Diego with Nortel Networks. This high-speed data network will be available to business and individual customers beginning in the summer of 2004 throughout significant portions of the Verizon Wireless national footprint, with additional markets phased in through 2005. Because it is backward compatiblea distinct advantage to using CDMA technologycustomers who travel outside a BroadbandAccess area with an EV-DO device will seamlessly switch to Verizon Wirel! ess exi sting NationalAccess network, based on 1xRTT technology. In addition to its ongoing annual capital investment program to build network capacity and coverage, the company expects to invest $1 billion over the next two years to deploy its EV-DO technology nationally.


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