Verizon Wireless CEO: CES will be LTE device showcase

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) CEO Lowell McAdam bolstered its claims that LTE devices will be both compelling and plentiful next year.

McAdam, speaking at a Barclays Capital Global Communications, Media & Technology conference urged investors to visit the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2011, saying "I think you will be surprised at the number and variety of [LTE] devices that we bring to the table."

Verizon, which plans to launch commercial LTE services in 25 to 30 markets in the fourth quarter, has now progressed from field trials to pre-commercial deployments, McAdam said. Friendly users will soon be invited to use the network. Verizon has three LTE test markets in Boston, Seattle and Erie, Pa.--a market that is geared to testing rural LTE applications, the CEO said. Throughput speeds so far are measuring in the 8 Mbps to 12 Mbps range.

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