Monday, April 5, 2010

Verizon CEO: Smartphone Revolution Centered in U.S.

The smart phone revolution" is already centered in the U.S. and America's communications companies are deploying "game-changing" fiber networks and 4G LTE networks that "will leapfrog the world in wireless," said Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon's chairman and CEO in a session at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

"In a 4G world, wireless will connect everything," Seidenberg said. "There's really no limit to the number of connections that can be part of the mobile grid: vehicles, appliances, buildings, roads, medical monitors. This 'Internet of Things' will infuse intelligence into all our systems and present us with a whole new way to run a home, an enterprise, a community or an economy."

Seidenberg also said that he has been in touch with Apple about offering the iPhone on the Verizon network, but the decision to do so was up to Apple.

The complete text of Seidenberg's statement is available on the company's website.

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