Thursday, July 17, 2008

Alltel Rolls Out Rev A in Ohio

Alltel Wireless announced the launch of EVDO Revision A technology in Cleveland, Akron, Canton and neighboring areas, enabling customers to upload files five to 10 times faster than before.

Alltel said customers using Rev. A will experience average upload speeds of 500-800 Kbps with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps. Upload speeds on the company's existing broadband network average 50-70 Kbps, with bursts up to 144 Kbps, so the enhanced network will be five to 10 times faster.

Download speeds also will increase. Rev. A download speeds average 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps, with bursts up to 3.1 Mbps. By comparison, downloads on the existing broadband network average 400-700 Kbps with bursts up to 2.4 Mbps.

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