Verizon Launched The First 5G Network In The WorldOctober 4, 2018
Verizon has launched the first 5G network, starting with cities in the United States. The current 5g network will deliver extremely fast internet to subscribers’ home wirelessly.
The 5G Home router is expected to deliver about “300Mbps” to houses in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Those who first started using the 5g network which includes Mr. Harris, are looking at a price of $50 a month (considering they have a Verizon phone plan) or $70 a month (if they don’t have a Verizon phone plan). That is after the free three month promo period runs out.
There some promo for the first set of subscribers as they will get a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra on which they can watch YouTube TV (again for free). The router will be installed by Verizon experts, in order to ensure full Wi-Fi coverage of your home, introducing extenders if needed.
The company boasts to have been on top of its competitors in market. All thanks to the Verizon 5G Technology Forum–which is a partnership between Verizon, Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, LG, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung that started in 2015. Together the companies thrived in delivering a solution before the 5G NR standard is complete (under development by the 3GPP). Verizon will upgrade your router free of charge once hardware using the global standard is available.
This router upgrade will fixed wireless access solution as it would replace the broadband cabling coming to your home.
I believe that once the 5G network router upgrade is completed, then 5G network smartphones will be available to purchase in the market.