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November 30th, 2010

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Reston, VA – November 30, 2010 – Verizon Wireless announced today that it will hold a press conference tomorrow (Dec. 1) to detail the company’s rollout of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G network.

The expansion of 4G networks has been frequently in the news, as all major U.S. carriers fight for the prestige of providing the fastest wireless network. As for the name “4G,” it derives from the notion that this new networking technology represents the “fourth generation” of wireless capability.

Sprint kicked off its 4G wireless network in 2009 and has slowly been expanding it across the country in small- to medium-sized cities. Sprint’s network uses WiMax technology, and the company recently announced that its 4G is now available in the country’s largest markets, such as New York City, Los Angeles and Washington. WiMax in San Francisco will switch on at the end of December, according to Sprint.

T-Mobile recently started advertising its HSPA+ network as 4G, with many users reporting wireless data speeds similar to Sprint’s WiMax network. Then AT&T joined the 4G discussion, showing data to support that it has a bigger and faster 4G network than any other carrier.

Tomorrow, Verizon will lay out the roadmap for its LTE 4G network, which the company said will launch in 38 major markets before the end of December. Anyone who wants to listen to the announcement by Verizon’s senior vice president/CTO Tony Melone can dial in by phone at 888-254-7414. Verizon will hold this press conference at noon (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

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