12/02/2010: Verizon Wireless 公司12月5日推出全球最大的4G LTE無線網路

美國新澤西州BASKING RIDGE — Verizon Wireless今日宣布將於星期日(12月5日)開啟全球規模最大的4G LTE網路。Verizon Wireless的4G LTE 行動寬頻網路將成為美國最快、最先進的4G網路。企業用戶將首先受益於4G LTE網路,其速度最快可達到該公司3G網路的10倍。

Verizon Wireless在推出新網路的同時也提供全新的物超所值4G LTE行動寬頻數據方案,收費自每月50美元起,除可享受每月5 GB的容量外,還有兩種新的4G LTE USB數據機:與網路同時推出的LG VL600和即將推出的Pantech UML290。

Verizon Wireless總裁兼首席執行長Dan Mead表示:「從星期天開始,Verizon Wireless將把原本已是最好的網路變得還要更好。4G LTE推出的初期讓顧客可以立即透過全美最快、最先進的行動網路與超過三分之一的美國人在其居住地點取得聯繫。而這只不過是個開始。本公司將迅速拓展4G LTE網路並在2013年涵蓋現有的Verizon Wireless 3G覆蓋區域。」

經常攜帶膝上型電腦出門旅行的人將立即受益於Verizon Wireless的4G LTE 行動寬頻網路,因為新網路的超高速連接可達該公司現有3G網路速度的10倍。該公司預期4G LTE在網路滿載的現實世界中的平均數據下行鏈路速率可達到每秒5到12百萬比次(Mbps),上行鏈路的速率可達到每秒2到5百萬比次。

Mead續表示,「長久以來,本公司在網路的功能與可靠性方面展現出的承諾已 受公認,而本公司正以同樣的承諾來建設4G LTE網路。結合本公司對網路功能的承諾、4G廣闊的覆蓋區域和物超所值的數據方案,4G LTE行動寬頻必將成為膝上型電腦用戶的最佳選擇。」

4G LTE行動寬頻數據方案、配備和覆蓋區域 Verizon Wireless顧客可從兩個4G LTE行動寬頻數據方案中加以選擇:每月50美元,最高5 GB容量;或每月80美元,最高10 GB容量,超出容量部分按每GB 10美元收費。該公司同時初步提供兩種4G LTE USB 數據機供膝上型電腦連接:與網路同時推出的LG VL600 和即將推出的Pantech UML290。兩種數據機在新訂兩年協議退款50美元後的售價為99.99美元。這兩種USB數據機均具備與Verizon Wireless公司3G 網路的向下兼容性。如果膝上型電腦用戶在旅途中離開了4G LTE的覆蓋區域,網路會繼續保持連接在公司3G網路上。

兩個數據機利用該公司4G LTE行動寬頻網路的力量幫助企業、公司和政府顧客的工作團隊提高生產力,為膝上型電腦提供超速連接。這兩種數據機都將在Verizon Wireless通訊商店出售,也可透過網站www.verizonwireless.com選購,或打電話1-800-256-4646訂購,或通過公司業務銷售渠管道購買。

Verizon Wireless預計將在2011年中開始發售以顧客為導向之手機。 Verizon Wireless的4G LTE 行動寬頻網路初期將在38個主要大都會區以及美國東西兩岸間的60多個商業機場推出 - 除主要都會區的機場外另加其它重要城市的機場。街道覆蓋區域地圖 將於12月5日在網路上發佈。顧客今天就可以登入www.verizonwireless.com/4Glte查看您的地址是否在4G LTE的初期覆蓋區域內。

頻譜和網路合作伙伴 Verizon Wireless藉著擴大其700 兆赫頻譜的功能在美國部署LTE,因而能夠迅速部署包含廣闊覆蓋區域的優質無線寬頻網路。愛立信和阿爾卡特—朗訊是Verizon Wireless 4G LTE網路的主要供應商,他們為 4G LTE 行動寬頻網路提供了底層的基礎設施。

欲知關於Verizon Wireless 4G LTE網路的進一步詳情,請登入www.verizonwireless.com/lte

(編輯請注意:媒體可從Verizon Wireless多媒體圖書館網站www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia上取得Verizon Wireless公司4G LTE網路相關的高清晰度圖像和視訊)

Verizon Wireless簡介 Verizon Wireless經營美國最可靠、最大的無線音訊和3G數據網路,為九千三百多萬用戶服務。Verizon Wireless總部設在新澤西州的Basking Ridge,在全美僱用七萬九千餘名員工,是Verizon Communications(紐約證券交易所及納斯達克證券交易所代號:VZ)和Vodafone(倫敦證券交易所及納斯達克證券交易所代號:VOD)的合資企業。欲知進一步詳情,請登入www.verizonwireless.com。若有意預覽或索取Verizon Wireless公司運作情形,符合播放品質的視訊片段和高清晰度靜止圖像,請登入Verizon Wireless多媒體圖書館www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia

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