Alltel chooses LTE for its future 4G network

He’s installing the 4G network by himself. Flickr’d.

No love for CDMA. Alltel, which this map shows as being popular in what us latte-drinking, east coast elite call “fly-over country,” has committed its 4G future to LTE, a GSM technology. While the transition is still a ways away—like, three to five years away—the corp’s COO cautioned that “you should not expect to see us talking about 4G anytime at least in 2008.”

Basically, Alltel, one day, will move toward LTE. Just don’t ask about it for a few years.

The best is that we’re already talking about 4G when 3G hasn’t even rolled out yet for most folks.