VERIZON LAUNCHES 4G LTE IN THE LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO METROPOLITAN AREAS BY THE END OF THE YEAR

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FOR IMMED
IATE RELEASE

MEDIA
CONTACT
S
:

October
6
,
2010


Ken Muché


Verizon Wireless


(949) 286
-
8193


Ken.Muche
@verizonwireless.com






VERIZON
LAUNCHES
4G LTE

IN

THE LOS ANGELES AND

SAN DIEGO
METROPOLITAN

AREA
S

BY THE END OF
THE YEAR


4G
LTE
n
etwork
a
l
so in Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Airport,
Bob Hope Airport, John Wayne Airport and San Diego International Airport




IRVINE, CA



Verizon
announced today that it is brin
g
ing the
world’s first
large
-
scale
4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) n
etwork

to
the greater Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan
areas
. The initial availability of
a
4G LTE wireless network in
Los Angeles and San Diego
is

part of the com
pany’s major network launch in
3
8

major metropolitan
areas

b
y
the end of
the
year
.
T
h
e company is
also
launching 4G LTE in more than 60 commercial airports

coast to coast


both the airports within the launch areas,
including

Los Angeles International Airport, Long
Beach Airport, Bob Hope Airport, John Wayne Airport and San Diego Internati
onal Airport,
plus
airports in other key cities
.


“Just as 3G wireless networks are changing the way we live, work and play, 4G LTE
holds the promise of even greater productivity and the opportunity to experience wireless at
unprecedented speeds, a
nd in w
ays we can't yet imagine,


said Luis Cruz, region president of
Verizon Wireless
.


2


In the Los Angeles area, 4G LTE coverage will extend north to Pasadena, east to Chino,
south to San Clemente and west to Woodland Hills. In the San Diego area, 4G LTE covera
ge
will extend north to Del Mar and Poway, east to Lakeside and south to Imperial Beach.


Verizon
Wireless
is building
its

4G LTE net
work with the same

commitment to

performance
and

reliability
for which it
has

long

been
recognized
.
Verizon Wireless’ lase
r focus
on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined
deployment
approach year
after year
.



Enterprise
users
,
business
es

and individuals
can immediately
benefit
from
Verizon
Wireless


4G LTE network
this year. While Verizon Wire
less’ 4G LTE network
promises

much
more than speed,
the
first application gives
employees

the ability to work at significantly faster
speeds
and

improved latency
, increasing productivity and the opportunity to get work done
where

their

business takes them.



Verizon Wireless’

4G
LTE rollout positions
the company to
be
the
global

leader in 4G
LTE deployment
.
Verizon Wireless
expects

4G
LTE average data rates
to be

5
-
12
megabits per
second (
Mbps
)

on the downlink and 2
-
5 Mbps on the uplink in real
-
world
, loa
ded network

environments
. These
speeds
are
significantly faster than Verizon Wireless and other wireless
providers’ current or promised 3G network speeds
.


By leveraging its 700 MHz spectrum for LTE deployment

in the U
nited
S
tates
, Verizon
Wireless is c
apable of quickly deploying a high
-
quality wireless broadband network with
excellent coverage
.

The company

is currently installing LTE equipment at existing cell sites and
switching centers around the U
nited
S
tates

as part of its extensive, ongoing
invest
ment in

its
voice and data network infrastructure.



3


From the
CTIA Enterprise & Applications

conference

in San Francisco, Lowell
McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon,
today
discussed the initial national
launch and highlighted metropol
itan areas that would first get the 4G LTE wireless network,
including:


Large sections of t
he Northeast Corridor
, including Boston, New York,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, as well as Rochester, New York


Throughout Miami and south Florida, A
tlanta and Dallas
-
Fort Worth


Chicagoland, St. Louis, the Twin Cities
, Pittsburgh,

and major cities in Oh
io


Major population centers in California, as well as Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and
Las Vegas



Visit
www.verizonwireless.com/lte

for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G
LTE network.

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About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data
network, serving more than 92 million cust
omers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with
79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications
(NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).


For more information, visit
www.verizonwireless.com
. To preview and request broadcast
-
quality video footage and high
-
resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia
Library at
www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia
.