Verizon has elaborated on its plans to deploy LTE with some surprising details
Dick Lynch, executive vice president and chief technology officer speaking on behalf of the carrier at the Cisco Systems C-Scape telecommunications conference, has stated that Verizon plans to have LTE deployed in many areas by this time next year in preparation for a full rollout in 2010.
This dramatically accelerated timeframe demonstrates a deeper level of commitment and investment in the burgeoning standard by the carrier than was previously thought since the announcement of the move to LTE with partner Vodafone in 2007
Verizon also wants to push forward with its “Any App, Any Device” initiative with future devices sold in retail stores such as Best Buy.Â Lynch also declared that open communication between wireless devices over the network would grow faster than the current model of subscribers with dedicated service plans by several orders of magnitude over current figures.
Verizon Wireless is also attempting to shift from the model of selling every customer a phone and service to where they can buy them separately in a similar vein to the current European model, when elaborating further on the details of the transition.
In regards to LTE femtocell plans, Lynch stated that they would deploy them after the initial LTE launch, and their models would more than likely include a built-in Wi-Fi radio in order for every Wi-Fi enabled device to be able to access the faster network.
The backbone infrastructure will also be recieving a massive upgrade in the form of 100Gbps endlinks to provide the bandwidth necessary for the rollout, as well as caching content locally and investigating peer-to-peer technologies in order to provide customers with the best experience and speeds possible.