Ericsson and Verizon Wireless today demonstrated seamless, high-speed packet data services with an industry-first multi-access demonstration
via Ericsson's CDMA2000, 802.11b Wireless LAN (WLAN) and BluetoothTM solutions at the CDMA Americas Congress in the U.S.
Utilizing Verizon Wireless spectrum, this multi-access solution for CDMA2000 1xEV illustrates how CDMA operators can efficiently and cost
effectively deliver 3G Mobile Internet services to their customers.
Ericsson's CDMA2000 1xEV demonstration shows how an operator, like Verizon Wireless, can implement a complementary access solution with 802.11b WLAN and Bluetooth(tm).
The multi-access solution enables the end-user to have an 'always best connected' experience when working in local area network environments
such as airports, conference centers, offices or other 'hot spots'. Ericsson's CDMA2000 solution is optimized for mobility and coverage in
wide area networks - while 802.11b WLAN is optimized for high-speed data services within local area coverage.
Bluetooth is used as a cost-effective access technology for a personal area network. The end-user will experience the maximum benefits of all
three complementing technologies, ensuring cost-effective, seamless mobility with secure connections and the highest data rates possible in
each situation. Read more about Bluetooth at
"We are very pleased to be working with Verizon Wireless on this multi-access demonstration," said Larry Brittain, vice president, Sales of
Ericsson Mobile Systems CDMA. "This solution is yet another example of Ericsson's technology leadership and commitment to helping operators
such as Verizon Wireless supply the most advanced Mobile Internet services to their customers."
"We're excited by the potential opportunity that this multi-access solution creates for Verizon Wireless and wireless customers," said Bill
Stone, executive director, advanced technology strategy for Verizon Wireless.