Verizon Wireless today announced that it has revised the specifications for devices on its Long Term Evolution network in the 700MHz band. Per the press release, the new specs address network access, SMS requirements, data retry test plans, new information about lab and signaling conformance, and details on the open development device approval and introduction process. The information will help developers in bringing LTE devices to market. A webcast will be hosted on January 20, 2010 to discuss the updated specifications.
Verizon plans to launch the 4G LTE wireless network in 25-30 trial markets next year, and cover most of its existing 3G footprint by 2013. For more information, the full press release can be found below.
VERIZON WIRELESS UPDATES SPECIFICATIONS FOR 4G LTE 700 MHz DEVICES
Jan. 20, 2010, Webcast for Developers will Review Specifications and Answer Developer Questions
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless today announced it will host a webcast on Jan. 20, 2010, to review updated specifications for wireless devices that will run on the nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network it is building on the Upper 700 MHz C-Block spectrum. Released today, the updated specifications address network access and SMS requirements and data retry test plans, as well as include new information about lab and signaling conformance, the open development device approval and introduction process and more. These documents will help guide developers into the next phase of bringing their LTE devices to the Verizon Wireless network.
Verizon Wireless plans to launch its 4G LTE wireless network in 25 to 30 markets next year and cover virtually all of its current nationwide 3G footprint with the next-generation network by the end of 2013. The company’s 4G LTE network will ultimately connect a full range of electronics devices and machines.
The webcast will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. Registration for the webcast is available now at www.verizonwebcasts.com/vzw/10027/registration.html. Developers can access the Verizon Wireless 700 MHz LTE Specification updates from the open development Web site at www.verizonwireless-opendevelopment.com. To view which sections of the specifications have been updated, developers can check the Revision History. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE wireless network.
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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.