VoIP over EV-DO Rev. A, the technology stack that effectively killed EV-DV
, has been given Qualcomm's blessing this week, possibly clearing one of the last remaining roadblocks to Sprint and Verizon getting this show on the road
. Of course, the big draw for VoIP over EV-DO is simultaneous voice and data, a feature where UMTS currently has EV-DO squarely beat. To get the seal of approval, Qualcomm went big with 62 simultaneous VoIP calls on a single channel in "mobile, pedestrian and fixed" environments. Picture sixty-two Verizon "Can you hear me now?" guys standing in the area of one city block, and you'll get the idea.