Verizon picks Gemalto for LTE components

Verizon Wireless announced it plans to use Gemalto's over-the-air platform and microprocessor smart card to manage customer information exchanges on its new Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

The platform and the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) will support multimedia data connections and help enable global roaming, the companies said. The OTA platform will enable Verizon to manage devices on its network, and the UICC will support functions such as transferring contacts and preferences from one device to another.

Verizon plans to roll out some 30 LTE markets on a commercial basis in 2010. During the next two to three years, Verizon will build out LTE across its entire footprint. 

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