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Verizon Wireless to open their network

Responding to a recent FCC mandate regarding the opening of cellular networks, Verizon Wireless today announced that it will "provide customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network, wireless devices, software and applications not offered by the company".

Clearfly commends Verizon for the bold decision, one that will eventually benefit business users of cellular services across the country. Companies of any size will benefit from the ability to procure mobile handsets from a variety of sources other than Verizon, including their traditional phone system vendors.

It is also a huge opportunity for Value Added Resellers of traditional PBX and networking equipment to augment the range of products offered by including higher-margin smart phones, and to market value added-services such as pre-configuring the phones with their customers' favorite software applications etc.

Look for more US cellular carriers to join Verizon in this ground-breaking announcement.

Mauro Calvi - December 05, 2007