It's looking more and more like Verizon will focus on its 4G offerings at next month's CES festivities, and may leave any sort of iPhone announcement for a later date.
Sprint launched its 4G network early this year to a lot of fanfare. T-Mobile launched its one kind of under the radar. AT&T won't be ready until later into 2011. So when it comes to 4G at CES, Verizon will be the one that shines.
It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but Verizon has confirmed the widely assumed this week, as we now know for sure the company will be showing off 4G products at next month's CES.
That's thanks to a cutely-worded Tweet on Verizon's official Twitter account, which reads:
When it comes to 4G, there are lots of claims floating around. Sprint claims to have the most powerful, T-Mobile says it has the biggest, and Verizon promises to have the fastest. But some of these claims need to come with footnotes.
Verizon yesterday launched its '4G' LTE service, claiming a tenfold increase in speed over its 3G EVDO network, at 5-12Mbps for downloads and 2-5Mbps upload.
With the world's largest consumer electronics trade show just a few months away, companies are gearing up for some big announcements and we're already getting a peek at what will be in store for Verizon.
When it comes to the next step in mobile data networks, Sprint is at the top of the game having already deployed a next-gen network in select cities around the country. Verizon will be one of the last. Hear what it has to say about that.
Sprint's months-long reign as the only mobile provider in the US with a high-speed wireless network has come to an end. Though not nearly as well-known, MetroPCS has brought the first competition to the new market and is also the first to do it with a new technology.
AT&T's next-generation mobile network won't be up and running until about a year from now, making it the slowest of the major carriers to do so.
Beceem Communications has developed a chip that supports multi-mode operation of both WiMAX and LTE, including live handoffs between the two technologies.
The Federal Communications Commission has just given its stamp of approval to the very first Long Term Evolution (LTE) device, which will run on a different kind of 4G technology than Sprint's Evo phone.
I’ve been watching the feeds from folks who bought the initial wave of non-3G iPads (why you would get one of these without 3G is beyond me) and think we can come up with an initial list of things that folks will want in generation 2.
As a further sign that next-gen mobile infrastructure is getting wide adoption, secondary player MetroPCS has announced that it will have a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in place by the end of the year.
Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow has laid out his vision of how incompatible network technologies such as WiMax and Long Term Evolution (LTE) could eventually converge to form a common standard.
Ahead of next week's CTIA Wireless show, the annual event put together by the mobile phone trade group, Verizon has confirmed that it is on track to bring its next-gen mobile network to the US next year.
Though it has the much-publicized largest 3G coverage area in the country, Verizon is falling behind the curve when it comes to 4G. Despite the fact that its CDMA rival Sprint has had a 4G infrastructure since last year, Verizon will not have one in place until 2011.
Verizon has claimed that its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network field trials achieved peak download speeds of 40 to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload rates of 20 to 25 Mbps.