EV-DO, EDGE and EV-DV will do great things for VoIP Mobility. Feature rich, ubiquitous mobile voip is sure to be the holy grail in IP communications. Take your free SIP account and place it anywhere in the network and chop off that last mile of legacy, as long as we can get a flat rate on the bandwidth life would be bliss 🙂
Verizon Wireless Expands EV-DO Service to 14 Markets
Verizon Wireless will launch its CDMA2000 1xEV-DO “BroadbandAccess” service in 14 major metropolitan areas beginning next week. These cities include: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Milwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. The service is already offered in San Diego and Washington D.C., as well as the recently announced Las Vegas metropolitan area.
The network offers average user speeds of 300-500 kbps.
BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a one-year customer agreement.
In July 2004, Verizon Wireless awarded a contract valued at least $5 billion to Lucent Technologies for supplying a wide variety of network equipment, software and services for Verizon Wireless’ national next-generation voice and data network based on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology. With this agreement Lucent will continue as Verizon Wireless’ primary next-generation network infrastructure supplier. Under the agreement, Lucent will provide infrastructure and technology spanning its entire portfolio, including its Flexent Modular Cell 4.0 base stations. Lucent Worldwide Services will perform network optimization, integration, planning and design and deployment services. The deal includes the $525 million contract announced in March, naming Lucent as a key supplier for Verizon Wireless’s BroadbandAccess high-speed data network.