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Notes from Verizon’s press conference

January 6, 2011

Verizon has aggressive plans for expansion of its next-gen network. In 36 months, Verizon’s 4G LTE network will be as large as its 3G is today…with 175 markets by EOY. That’s more than 4 times more markets than Verizon has now (38, I believe).

That kind of reach and bandwidth are great for making mobile VoIP more practical, and they’re really emphasizing Skype video chat onstage right now. The added bandwidth also comes in handy with apps like Qik (which was just acquired by Skype) and FaceTime… if Verizon ever gets the iPhone.

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