Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Verizon Wireless and Lucent Technologies Launch Commercial 3G Mobile Data Network With Speeds That Rival Fastest Wireline Connections: "the commercial launch of a third-generation (3G) mobile data network in the Washington, D.C. area. Customers can now experience a high-speed, wide-area, secure wireless data network -- BroadbandAccess -- based on CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO technology. "

This chest beating ignores the fact that Monet Networks has had 1xEV-DO networks up in Duluth, MN, Fargo, ND and other hinterland areas for quite some time. I wrote about this in a previous SNS.

This reminds me of a claim years ago that the first multimedia multicast was done by some hot dotcom when in reality, it was done on the experimental MBONE years before -- multicasting the cult favorite movie WAX - Or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees by David Blair. I first saw the flick at 3CyberConf in Austin and was privileged to have dinner with Blair after flying in with him (via airplane, not via bees).

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