Verizon's 5G speed test on a Moto Z3 sends your home broadband packing



How much does your home internet bench? 30Mbps, 50Mbps, 100Mbps? Well, how about 700Mbps and change, sans wires, against 95.25 Mbps national average for home broadband. Verizon just preempted South Korean carriers and made the first smartphone connection to a commercial 5G network connection. 

Granted, its next-gen phone connectivity demo is limited to Chicago and Minneapolis for now, but a first is a first, and it will be adding 30 more "5G Ultra Wideband" markets by year-end. Meanwhile, Korea already has a nationwide 5G network built up, and all major carriers there will offer 5G plans when it goes live today and tomorrow with the release of the Galaxy S10 5G. SK Telecom even has a truly unlimited 5G plan with no speed caps for the equivalent of $70 a month, how about that?

For now, Verizon is only offering the experience on a Moto Z3 phone with a 5G mod add-on, while the US release of the Galaxy S10 5G is slated for May when we will probably also see the LG V50 5G pop up as an alternative, too. That's a lot of requirements to meet. Moreover, the 700+ Mbps 5G speed test was carried out in perfect conditions that will only be a chink of the situations once the network is ubiquitous. 

As you can see from Verizon spokesman David Weissmann's video below, the phone is literally next to a pole peppered with base stations like a 5G Christmas tree on a clear and sunny day. Given the 5G standard's propensity for low building penetration, your results might vary, plus 768 Mbps is nothing breathtaking to begin with. The Koreans hit 2.65Gbps with the S10 5G just last week, for goodness sake! That's what happens when you can't use Huawei base stations to build out the 5G goods. Just kidding, CIA. Breathe.

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5 Comments

1. LAgurl

Posts: 95; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

well now those are some real speeds and with a video to prove it, unlike At&t they just talk n talk but no pics or even a video of this "supposed" 1Gigabit speeds... haha

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1120; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Its a real small area and I think its the network they used for the 2018 Superbowl, BTW he is at US Bank stadium in the video. Good news is it will get bigger

2. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Dam feel like we in that early 4G transition. 2024 Olympics in America. 5G be standard

4. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Verizon's speed is slower than AT&T. This isn't really significant news.

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1120; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

post a video to prove it

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