Verizon Adds LA to Short List of 5G Launch Cities
Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam today indicated that Los Angeles will be one of the carrier's first 5G markets, and that it will launch during the fourth quarter of the year. 5G is "a lot closer than people think," said McAdam. Los Angeles will join Sacramento and Boston on Verizon's short list of initial 5G markets. "This has been a three-year journey for us," said McAdam. "I have never seen a technology that is as disruptive and has as much benefit to consumers as 5G. We’re charging ahead." Verizon is testing a number of different technologies for its forthcoming 5G network, including millimeter wave. Verizon and its carrier competitors are all racing to be first to deploy 5G, with AT&T and T-Mobile also targeting late 2018 launches.
Verizon Plans to Use 5G for Residential Broadband In 2018
Verizon Wireless today said it will launch 5G service next year in up to five markets around the country. Rather than provide wireless service, however, the 5G will be offered to residential customers as an alternative to copper or fiber for in-home broadband.
Verizon to Test 5G In 11 Cities By Mid-Year
Verizon Wireless today said it plans to trial 5G technology in 11 U.S. markets later this year.
T-Mobile Says 5G Network On Deck for 2020
T-Mobile today said it will deploy 5G across much of the country within a few years using its low-band 600 MHz spectrum. “We’re committed to drive a 5G rollout by 2020 across the nation,” said T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray during an investor conference.
AT&T Names First Three 5G Markets On Deck for 2018 Launch
AT&T today said Dallas and Waco, Texas, and Atlanta will be its first three mobile 5G markets and it plans to launch before the end of the year. AT&T has more markets prepped for mobile 5G and will name them later.
Verizon Launches LTE-A Service in CBRS Band 48 Spectrum
Verizon Wireless today said it has successfully kicked off LTE-Advanced service using Band 48 spectrum, known as Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). This slice of 3.5 GHz spectrum has previously been reserved for government and military use.
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