Verizon has recently completed a premiere test of its Long Term Evolution (4G) data call, in Boston, this process relying on the 3GPP Release 8 standard. Also, a test was performed in Seattle as well, with the same technology involved and it was a success too.
The tests includes video streaming, file uploads/downloads, web browsing and VoIP calls over the 4G network. Both in Seattle and Boston, the data calls used commercial infrastructure platforms and the cooperation of great technology partners, like Alcatel-Lucent or Ericsson, or LG and Samsung (trial devices), plus Satrent Networks and Nokia Siemenes Networks (network equipment).
We remind you that the use of LTE data calls relies on the 700 MHz spectrum and that soon enough we’ll experience a fast broadband service made available by the carrier and even some of its rivals.