EV-DO coming to Canada courtesy of Bell Mobility

Nortel will partner with Bell Mobility to deploy a CDMA EV-DO network in Canada. With what is expected to be the first commercial deployment in Canada of a next generation wireless data network using EV-DO technology, Bell Mobility customers will be able to download data on their mobile devices at speeds up to 2.4 megabits per second with average speeds of 300-500 kilobits per second. Powered by Nortel’s CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO third generation (3G) wireless technology, customers will be able to take advantage of video mail and messaging, wireless gaming and content streaming at speeds almost as fast as those of landline connections.

EV-DO services will be available in selected markets (likely the big urban centres like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver) later in 2005.

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