Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Verizon Promises Global LTE Roaming

According to Verizon CTO Tony Melone, “There will absolutely be roaming for 4G LTE devices”.  Mr. Melone said this during a press event at the Telecommunications Industry Association annual meeting in Dallas.  Melone said that he believes roughly eight different radios can be supported on a single device, though that may grow to 12 as technology advances.   That means Verizon will be limited in the number of international bands it can support once it gets done loading up devices with radios to support its own spectrum, which includes 700 MHz, 850 MHz,1900 MHz, 1710-1755MHz and 2110-2155 MHz. There are an estimated 38 possible frequency combinations that can be used for LTE worldwide.

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