Verizon completes a 5G test with a moving vehicle, says it’s a big deal

Verizon completes a 5G test with a moving vehicle, says it’s a big deal
In today’s episode of “The race to 5G”, Verizon appears to have taken a temporary lead over its US competitors. In a post on the carrier’s website, it announced that it achieved a successful transmission of 5G signal to a moving vehicle. The test was performed at Nokia’s campus in Murray Hill, NJ. Nokia is Verizon’s 5G partner and is working with the carrier on the integration of the new technology.

The signal was transmitted using the 28 GHz spectrum and the vehicle was able to switch between two transmitters without losing connection, an important milestone, according to the company.

Considering that Verizon is planning to offer 5G services this year, these tests don’t make us think the technology will be user ready in a few months.

The company’s vice president of Technology Development and Planning doesn’t think so, apparently, and even pokes at the competition by saying: “Unlike some of the incremental 5G technology announcements we’ve seen lately, tests like the one we conducted are significant advancements in the development of 5G technology”. We assume he’s referring to T-Mobile's successful 5G transmission last month.

Verizon is planning to initially launch 5G for residential use in four cities and add mobile services later. Now we’re expecting to hear what AT&T has to say about its 5G development.

source: Verizon

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8 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I believe Verizon and AT&T will be the fastest companies to grow out the 5G network. Again TMO does not nearly have the resources as Verizon.

2. RevolutionA

Posts: 392; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

It's a big deal to get money from people

3. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I don't think we'll see 5G for a while. In other than the 4 cities.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

2 years it will cover most areas considering it’s a tower upgrade.

8. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

No it won't. You might see it in cities in 2 years but anything else will still be 4G. It's not just a tower upgrade, 5G requires many more transmitters due to the distance a 5G signal can travel being very short. 5G will be good for cities in the future but in rural and suburban areas it will struggle.

4. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Keep this 5G stuff far away from me.

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

The chip in your head runs off of 5g.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I can’t wait to see bandwidths to where we get great unlimited internet that won’t slowdown. Oh wait they will tier the crap out of this to.

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