Verizon to Roll out LTE in Two US Cities This Year
"Verizon will start to roll out its LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network in two cities in the U.S. late this year, and then expand to 25 to 30 markets in 2010, it announced on Wednesday.
The network will be built using radio equipment from Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson.
Trials of LTE, which Verizon has done with Vodafone in Europe and the U.S., have shown speeds of up to 80Mbps, according to Dick Lynch, Verizon executive vice president and CTO. But what matters the most is the average speed, and that is not yet known, according to Lynch.
"We won't know what the real average speed is until we have a network deployed, so come talk to me at the end of December," he said."
Agree with above. This is TERRIBLE news for CLWR and, by proxy, S/N! Also noticed Comcast, like others, has now written off its CLWR investment. Wonder if this WiMax thing will see any launches beyond Portland now...