Sunday, October 2, 2011

Verizon Wireless Deploys First 4G LTE C.O.W.

Verizon Wireless has accepted delivery of its first 4G LTE C.O.W. (Cell On Wheels) at its "super-switch" facility in Pembroke Pines, Florida.


The new 4G LTE C.O.W. weighs in at a healthy 24,000 pounds and measures 1,080 inches, including its telescoping antenna tower. The mobile unit will be deployed to targeted locations across the state when demand for wireless coverage and services spikes, including championship sports events, tourist destinations or large festivals. It also will be available to reinforce the most advanced 4G LTE wireless services for emergency responders and to the public in areas hit hard by a hurricane or other crisis.


"With so many 4G LTE markets here in Florida, and with the frequent special events we have here, it's natural that we deliver the first 4G LTE C.O.W.," said Frank Wise, executive network director for Verizon Wireless. "We're very proud of this new baby, and glowing about our 4G LTE services around the state."


Verizon Wireless already has launched 4G LTE high-speed services in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Sarasota-Bradenton, Daytona Beach and Lakeland. Fort Myers will initiate the service later this month, and Verizon Wireless plans to upgrade 100 percent of its wireless network to 4G LTE by the end of 2013.
http://www.verizonwireless.com

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