LAS VEGAS; BASKING RIDGE, NJ; and IRVINE, CA — From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless announced today it has selected 7 layers 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. 7 layers 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 7 layers engineers. Additional details on when devices 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 more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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.
About 7 layers
7 layers is an international group of test and service centers, supporting wireless communications with test and certification expertise for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, TETRA, W-LAN, Bluetooth® and other modern wireless communications technologies, such as A-GPS, LTE etc. End product manufacturers, component and reference design manufacturers as well as network operators and technology associations benefit from the 7 layers’ services.