Verizon will launch 5G home internet access in 20182017-11-30 11:30 by Daniela
Tags: Verizon, 5G
Verizon has announced that it will launch fixed-wireless 5G service in up to five markets in 2018, starting with Sacremento, California. According to Verizon, its trials of 5G during 2017 have been successful, with the carrier saying it has "confidence" in millimetre-wave (mmWave) spectrum-based technologies.
"Verizon estimates the market opportunity for initial 5G residential broadband services to be approximately 30 million households nationwide," the company said.
Operators in the U.S. and around the world have looked to 5G fixed wireless access as a way to deliver multi-gigabit-per-second throughput speeds without needing to deploy fiber directly to homes and premises, which is a costly and time-consuming process.
When 5G is officially available, the service will deliver ultra-fast speeds that might exceed those you'd get from traditional copper or fiber connections. It'll also dramatically reduce latency and increase bandwidth, allowing more smart devices to come online. Chief among those smart devices are autonomous vehicles.
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