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Verizon hires for LTE roaming in Canada, Europe

updated 02:35 pm EST, Fri November 25, 2011

Verizon seeks global LTE roaming manager

Verizon Wireless has posted a job listing for a Global LTE Roaming Manager position. The description reveals that the posting is based in New Jersey and requires the ideal candidate to manage Canadian and Western European markets, suggesting Verizon users might eventually travel on 4G without having to get a special phone. Canada currently uses the 1,700MHz and 2,100MHz bands for 4G, not Verizon's 700MHz, though a potential auction might bring the 700MHz frequencies to Canada.

The task of integrating LTE is complicated as Europe combines 800MHz and 2,600MHz bands for the job, depending on the landscape. There is also a push to make the 1,800MHz band the global standard for LTE, which would force many early adopters to upgrade to a new phone if a software patch isn't an option. The 4G network also has to support 2G and 3G bands as well.

No handset maker thus far offers a 4G handset in Europe however, as a compatible network isn't yet present there and might not be until 2013. [via IntoMobile]



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