Sunday, 3 December 2017

Verizon Plans to Offer 5G Residential Broadband 2018

Broadband service has a significant increase in recent time due to high internet usage across the world. The first wireless Internet access became available in 1991 as part of the second generation (2G) of mobile phone technology. Higher speeds became available in 2001 and 2006 as part of the third (3G) and fourth (4G) generations. In 2011, 90% of the world's population lived in areas with 2G coverage, while 45% lived in areas with 2G and 3G coverage.

Verizon telecom company will be launch 5G residential broadband services in three to five US markets next year, the wireless carrier was announced in a press release.

5G rollout is going to be first of it kind in USA as it first commercial service will take place in Sacramento, California sometime during the second half of 2018.

“Verizon estimates the market opportunity for initial 5G residential broadband services to be approximately 30 million households nationwide,” the company said.

The 5G service has been on trial by Verizon on residential offering with a sample of non-paying customers in 11 cities across the US, with promising results. Users reportedly achieved download speeds of around 1Gbps as far away as 2,000 feet from the base station, exceeding the expectations of industry observers. Latency on internet service has also been reduced to 10 milliseconds, down from the 50 milliseconds commonly seen on 4G networks. Verizon plans to use radio signals on the 28 GHz band, rather than copper or fiber cables, to deliver fifth-generation wireless services to customers.

If Verizon will be committed to its promise, users will be able to enjoy unprecedented wireless internet speeds, paving the way for commercial use of 3D and VR products and the internet of things.

“This is a landmark announcement for customers and investors who have been waiting for the 5G future to become a reality,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon president of Global Networks and Chief Technology Officer. “We appreciate our strong ecosystem partners for their passion and technological support in helping us drive forward with 5G industry standards, for both fixed and mobile applications. The targeted initial launches we are announcing today will provide a strong framework for accelerating 5G’s future deployment on the global standards.”

Verizon also has plans in place to test mobile 5G services in 2018, and they will be in partnership with telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson and chipmaker Intel, along with Samsung, Intel, LG, Nokia, and Qualcomm by 2018 to test the 5G services.

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