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Verizon Wireless selects Nortel Networks for US$1 Billion network expansion

Verizon Wireless has signed a multi-year agreement with Nortel Networks Ltd. worth an estimated US$1billion for wir...


September 3, 2003  


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Verizon Wireless has signed a multi-year agreement with Nortel Networks Ltd. worth an estimated US$1billion for wireless infrastructure technology, including expansion and upgrade equipment for its third generation (3G) voice and data network.

Verizon Wireless plans to deploy expansion and upgrade CDMA2000 1X radio base stations, switching, Passport* Internet Protocol (IP) platforms, and other related equipment from Nortel in key markets including San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Detroit, Atlanta and Cleveland.

The agreement also includes a new market build-out and deployment of CDMA2000 1X technology in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

This will give Verizon Wireless additional network capacity to provide digital voice and high-speed data services like Web browsing, streaming audio and video, multimedia messaging, m-commerce and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to businesses and consumers, Verizon said in a statement.

Nortel Networks has been providing wireless equipment to Verizon Wireless and its predecessor companies since 1996.

The Brampton, Ont. company is implementing CDMA2000 1X for leading service providers around the world and has designed, installed and launched CDMA networks across five continents with more than 60 operators in 15 countries


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