Verizon Wireless today released its initial set of technical specifications for devices that will run on its Long Term Evolution (LTE) fourth generation (4G) wireless network. The specifications are available for download at www.verizonwireless-opendevelopment.com
To encourage developers to design devices that can take advantage of 4G network speeds and capabilities, Verizon Wireless said it would host a Web conference on LTE device specifications on May 13, 2009. The Web conference is designed to discuss the details regarding the latest on LTE specifications, answer questions, and gather feedback, all with a goal of encouraging transparency, clarity and ease in designing devices to run on LTE networks.
Designed to provide guidelines for both access and data transport for LTE devices, the specifications mark the next phase of the wireless leader?s open development program by broadening the program to include the new LTE technology. The LTE device specifications will be a roadmap for developers who choose to develop devices for submission to the LTE certification process.
Tony Lewis, vice president of open development at Verizon Wireless, said, ?Hardware is the starting point, and Verizon Wireless is encouraging developers to get excited about designing innovative products and services the future requires. We want to publish details to the development community as soon as possible to get us started on that journey. Verizon Wireless is fully committed to openness and transparency that brings companies and people together, harnessing the power of LTE over 700 MHz spectrum. In broadly sharing how LTE standards for access and transport will translate into our specifications today, we can provide a framework for all developers who want to begin their work immediately.?
The LTE Specification Web Conference will take place on Wednesday, May 13. Developers interested in attending the webcast should visit www.verizonwireless-opendevelopment.com to register and download the LTE device specifications.
Verizon Wireless reiterated that commercial use of its LTE network is expected to commence in 2010. The company?s LTE network ultimately will connect a full range of electronics devices and machines to each other.