Lucent Technologies Inc. recently announced commercial availability of 3G Code Division Multiple Access 2000 1xEV-DO mobile wireless equipment. This base station and core network hardware and software are designed to let wireless network operators provide mobile data services at speeds of up to 2.4Mbps. The equipment is designed to initially support mobile service providers employing 1900 MHz or PCS spectrum. Verizon Wireless is conducting trials of Lucent’s 1xEV-DO systems in the Washington, D.C., area. 1xEV-DO is a data-optimized evolution of CDMA2000 1X technology now used in Verizon Wireless Inc.’s national network.
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