August 2, 2001

Verizon to start 3G roll out this year

Author: JT Smith

And they're off! Network World Fusion reports that Sprint and Verizon Wireless are racing to deploy new high-speed wireless services in the U.S. 1XRTT, more commonly known as 3G, is capable of 144K bit/sec data transmissions, transforming mobile phones into full-fledged wireless multimedia devices. Verizon's 3G network is in the testing phase right now, and expects to roll out service in areas of New York and New Jersey at the end of this year. Sprint plans a similar limited rollout this year, and a full deployment by mid-2002.
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