Verizon Wireless completes test of EV-DO Rev A

Aug 18 2005 - 11:45 AM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless and Lucent have recently tested EV-DO Revision A, the next generation data technology that will replace EV-DO. The recent test included the industry's first live over-the-air call using 1xEV-DO Rev A technology. A more extensive trial has been planned for 2006. Verizon's plans for the speedy 3G technology include VoIP and multimedia applications. EV-DO Rev A has a theoretical up/down speed of 3.1/1.8Mbps though it was not announced what speeds were attained during the recent test. Lucent's CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A infrastructure will be commercially available in 2006.