Verizon Wireless is testing a new 4G broadband network for mobile phones which offer higher speeds and capacity. The wireless network is a new GSM platform which will compete with WiMax later this year.
Verizon Wireless is testing a new 4G broadband network for mobile phones which offer higher speeds and capacity. The wireless network is a new GSM platform which will compete with WiMax later this year. The wireless carrier adopted the LTE (Long Term Evolution) broadband technology in December.
“We expect that LTE will actually be in service somewhere here in the U.S. probably this time next year,” Dick Lynch, executive vice president and CTO of Verizon Communications, said in a statement.
There are two new wireless networks competing for a new 4G standard. Spring Nextel is supporting WiMax while Verizon and AT&T Mobility is throwing their support behind LTE. T-Mobile USA hasn’t decided which fourth-generation to support.
Verizon wants to broaden its network into consumer electronic devices sold in retail stores. Devices such as digital cameras could automatically upload photos to the Internet, which will expand wireless capacity than just traditional human subscribers.
“Broadband capabilities will be found in virtually every electronics product out there,” Lynch said.
In addition, Lynch said the carrier will deploy 100G bps (bit-per-second) for wire line customers with links on its backbone later this year. Verizon is also exploring peer-to-peer technology as a tool to deliver new content.
The new GSM platform will give Verizon Wireless mobile phone customers a 4G data network which competes with the WiMax platform. AT&T Mobility is also offering their support for the new Verizon Wireless 4G network. Sprint Nextel is backing WiMax for mobile phones and hoping it will become the new 4G standard.