Verizon, AT&T To Share 4G Network Technology

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When the next phase of wide-area wireless networking rolls out, AT&T and Verizon Wireless will be using the same technology, the 100-megabit Long Term Evolution (LTE). Not surprisingly, it will be the same technology used by Verizon's GSM-flavored corporate parent, Vodafone.

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This will end a decade or more of competing network technologies in the US, and might open the door to roaming agreements between the two biggest carriers. Who knows, one day the US may have a wireless business that works more like Europe's, where hardware makers play a greater role. What am I saying? They'll probably still be locked up beyond belief, but at least the FCC will have an easier time. [Ars Technica]

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Well the two biggest companies are the two companies that i really dont like a lot :-P.

I'm rooting for sprint since they already said they're goin2 be blasting Xohm and Xohm is 70mb/s which would probably be capable of reaching higher than 100mb/s.

Its cool and everything but they still dont have the best coverage in the US according to maps shown they just buff up the spots that they do with coverage.

If they have the best then i'll probably switch or just go back to sprint since sprint is usually trying 2 beat verizon @ everything they do.

Also since verizon took this step sprint is probably goin2 team up with t-mobile unless its true that cingular/at&t bought t-mobile out.