BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and ESSEN, GERMANY — Verizon Wireless announced today it has selected CETECOM as a laboratory to test devices for operation on the nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network that Verizon Wireless is building on the Upper 700 MHz C-Block spectrum. CETECOM will validate that the devices meet the minimal performance and conformance specifications necessary to operate on the Verizon Wireless LTE network.
Any organization considering offering devices on the upcoming Verizon Wireless LTE network will be able to work with CETECOM engineers. Additional details on when a device can be submitted for approval will be available at a later date.
Today’s announcement marks the first time the companies have worked together for device testing.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 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.
CETECOM (http://www.cetecom.com) is renowned as a neutral, experienced partner for telecommunications and information technology industries. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, CETECOM offers a unique service portfolio covering the entire life cycle of mobile communications products. CETECOM’s portfolio includes consulting and training, development of test solutions, validation services, testing in accredited laboratories (LTE, 3G, GSM, Application Enabler, OTA Performance and EMC), field trials, certification and approval handling. As a member of numerous specialist bodies, CETECOM is actively involved in the development and standardization of global specifications for future technologies.