Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it will hold a press conference on December 1 to detail the launch of its next generation 4G service. It’s unclear if Verizon Wireless will actually light its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network tomorrow, but it has been running ads (like the one below) for the past week stating that LTE is coming in December.
Back in October, Verizon Wireless announced that its 4G network would be live by the end of 2010. What’s more, Verizon has said that it will launch in 38 cities, making it the largest 4G network in the U.S.
LTE is important for a number of reasons, but most of all, because it has the potential to become the first true global standard in wireless. By contrast, Sprint has embraced WiMAX as its 4G standard, which is mainly prevalent in parts of Asia. Regardless, both technologies are exceptionally fast compared to today’s mobile broadband standards — and let’s face it, that’s really the most important factor.
Photo: HTC EVO with 4G network
Post author: Daniel Semper