Verizon Wireless today announced it is launching its next-generation high-speed wireless broadband network in cities throughout the country.
Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, customers in the areas of upgraded coverage can expect "average download speeds of 450-800 Kbps and average upload speeds of 300-400 Kbps".
Verizon Wireless and Sierra Wireless today announced that the Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 PC card for EVDO Revision A networks is now available for use with Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service. This is the first EVDO Revision A-compatible PC card to launch on the Verizon Wireless network.
Sprint made a flurry of announcements today saying it has upgraded its Power Vision Network to EV-DO Revision A technology in Boston, Hartford, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh.
The company said that Power Vision users in upgraded markets should experience "significantly faster average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps (compared with 50-70 kbps of current EV-DO networks)". Sprint also said average download speeds should also increase to "450–800 kbps from 400-700 kbps".