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News | 05/27/2003 4:00 am EDT

Verizon Wireless announces end of CDPD wireless network
Verizon Wireless has quietly announced the end of its CDPD wireless data network. The U.S.-based wireless operator will officially shut the network down at the end of 2005, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Verizon customers will be migrated to the company's CDMA 1XRTT voice and data network. Other carriers, including AT&T Wireless Corp., have also announced plans to shutter their CDPD networks and transition customers to other more efficient networks. Report on Wireless previously reported that Telus Mobility was planning on shutting its CDPD network down within the next few years (RoW, Dec. 9/02).

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