Verizon to Detail 4G Launch at CTIA Tomorrow

Oct 5, 2010
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The details surrounding Verizon's launch into 4G may not be completely outlined yet, but there's been plenty of leaks, and rumors, floating around for awhile now that many already have a pretty clear picture as to what is going to happen shortly. Putting it plainly, Verizon is set to roll-out its LTE-based 4G network in just a matter of weeks, with a significant amount of coverage rolled out by the end of 2010. But, rumors and suggestions aren't good enough, so now it's time for Verizon's Chief Operating Officer and President, Lowell McAdam, to take the stage at CTIA and give a detailed rundown of what's going to happen, and when we should expect it to happen.

In an official announcement published today, Verizon announced that the company is going to detail their 4G network launch. We assume that means there's going to be something more than just "We'll be launching it later this year," and that McAdam will do his best to give us all the information he can, and perhaps even outline when and where 4G will launch in the year 2010.

As for the network and Verizon's plans, Big Red hopes to launch LTE in 30 markets by the end of 2010, and be providing coverage for 100 million people. A lofty goal to be sure, but one that the company has been testing for quite some time now, and seems perfectly ready to make happen. Hopefully the announcement tomorrow says just that, and more.

Press Release

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network leader and builder of the world’s first large-scale 4G network

WHAT:
Verizon Wireless will hold a news conference during CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2010. Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon, will detail the company’s major 4G LTE network launch.

WHERE:
CTIA Press Conference Room: Room 2A – Level 2
Moscone Center West
800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Via webcast (view/listen-only):
http://www.verizonwebcasts.com/vzw/10825
U.S. toll free: 800-857-1380 / International: +1 773-799-3385
Passcode: 3243400

On Twitter: Follow the news conference and join in live tweeting from the conference by following @VerizonWireless #VZW4G at http://twitter.com/VerizonWireless

WHEN:
11:30 a.m. PDT / 2:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

BACKGROUND:
Verizon Wireless expects to commercially launch its LTE 4G network in up to 30 markets in 2010, covering 100 million people. To view a video about Verizon Wireless’ 4G network, visit http://bit.ly/vzw4g. For more information about 4G from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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.


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