Verizon and Nokia Complete Outdoor 5G Tests
Verizon Wireless today said it successfully completed 5G data sessions in an outdoor environment and pushed speeds as high as 1.8 Gbps. The company, together with partner Nokia, transmitted multiple live virtual reality sessions and 4K video streams over 28 GHz spectrum using the 3GPP New Radio 5G standard. Verizon claims it saw latency as low as 1.5 milliseconds. Verizon completed the tests outdoors at its Basking Ridge facility. Previous tests were undertaken in labs. Verizon says the VR and 4K streams are activities it envisions will be common for consumers to enjoy with 5G service. The companies also successfully used 4CC (component carrier aggregation) to reach speeds up to 1.8 Gbps. In order to do this, it combined Verizon's mmWave spectrum over four channels to boost throughput. Verizon plans to deploy 5G-based broadband service in four markets during the second half of the year with mobile 5G service to follow later. Verizon and its competitors are all rushing to be first to launch 5G service. T-Mobile recently completed two-way 5G data transmissions in its lab and says it will debut 5G service later this year.
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.
T-Mobile Says It Achieved First 2-Way 5G Data Transmission
T-Mobile and partner Nokia today said they successfully completed what they claim was the nation’s first two-way over-the-air 5G data session on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio system. This means the mobile device was able to upload information to the network as well as download information from it.
T-Mobile Claims 5G Tests Reach 12 Gbps
T-Mobile and Ericsson today said lab tests demonstrate the power of forthcoming 5G technology. The two firms pushed data speeds to 12 Gbps over a wireless connection, with latency as low as 2 milliseconds, in the 28 GHz band.
AT&T Not Waiting for 5G Standard, to Offer Consumer Trials
AT&T today laid out more of it is roadmap for 5G and brazenly said it is moving forward despite the lack of standardization for 5G. "We're not waiting until the final standards are set to lay the foundation for our evolution to 5G," said John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president, Technology and Operations.
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.
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