Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Verizon Wireless Selects Nortel for CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A Upgrade

Verizon Wireless selected Nortel to supply its CDMA 1xEV-DO Revision A technology beginning in the third quarter of 2006. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nortel has been a key supplier to Verizon Wireless' nationwide network for over a decade. Nortel was the primary infrastructure supplier in San Diego for Verizon Wireless' initial commercial deployment of BroadbandAccess, which leverages EV-DO Revision 0 technology, in October 2003.

EV-DO Rev. A is capable of providing peak data rates of up to 3.1 Mbps on the forward link and up to 1.8 Mbps on the reverse link.


  • In June 2006, Verizon Wireless selected Lucent to deploy CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology into its nationwide network. Lucent's Rev. A solution, which consists of incremental hardware and software upgrades to Verizon Wireless' existing Lucent-supplied base stations, will enable Verizon wireless to introduce a range of new services such as enhanced push-to-talk, messaging, and VoIP. Financial terms were not disclosed.


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