Verizon CEO Touts 4G, TV Everywhere
"Not all 4G is created equal," Verizon Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg said in his keynote at International CES Thursday. In the keynote, Seidenberg touted the company's recently launched 4G network, as well as its involvement in FiOS and other products related to multi-platform TV.
The 4G network, he said, is built on continuous nationwide spectrum, unlike its competitors. Seidenberg called smartphones "the biggest wave to hit computing since the PC." Seidenberg said. He also spoke with the CEO of the newly spun-off Motorola Mobility, Sanjay Jha, in an on-stage interview in which he discussed the upcoming launch of Motorola's 4G devices.
The company, as expected, did not announce or even hint at a new iPhone for Verizon Wireless, although the keynote did include both the Droid Bionic smartphone and Motorola Xoom tablet, both of which will run on the 4G network when they arrive in the coming months. More 4G smartphones from multiple manufacturers were to be unveiled at a separate press conference later Thursday.