Verizon sheds light on its 5G rollout plans

Verizon sheds light on its 5G rollout plans
Not to be left behind in the race to 5G, Verizon is the latest carrier (and the last major U.S. wireless carrier of note (sorry Spirnt)) to give some details on its plans for its 5G rollout. Unfortunately, we're not totally sure what to make of the news because there are some gaps in the details, not the least of which is the availability of 5G-capable phones.

During a call with investors this morning, Verizon said it has plans to rollout 5G in 30 cities across the U.S. by the end of 2019. However, that's the end of the news. Verizon didn't specify what cities would get 5G first. Verizon did hype up its 5G as being a "totally different experience in speed and throughput" than customers have experienced before, but honestly that doesn't mean much. We all know that 5G is going to be an impressive boost. Interestingly, Verizon also made sure to clarify that this 5G would be true 5G based on the standards set forth by 3GPP. This might have been a swipe at AT&T's mislabeled 5Ge, which is really just LTE-Advanced, but it also serves as a self own since Verizon did try to use the term 5G for wireless home internet service.

Beyond the fact that we don't know when or where exactly Verizon's 5G service will roll out, there's also the small trouble that there are no 5G-capable phones available in the U.S. right now. The best we can say is Samsung did just announce the Galaxy S10 5G, which will be a Verizon-exclusive and was scheduled to be released in "the first half of 2019." That would put the Galaxy S10 5G on shelves by June, so we'd certainly hope Verizon has some 5G cities up and running by then.

source: The Verge



1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1529; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Fix the 4G dead spots and give us true 4G speeds before you go and start creating another. It’s not like we will truly benefit from 5G.

2. hemedans

Posts: 758; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

As mobile network speed is shared, 5G will help you to get full 4g speed, Network load will spread between 5g and 4g.

4. LiveFaith

Posts: 487; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Can we get 3/4 of 4G speed and not have rediculous data limits first. I am almost totally disinterested in 5G. I can't really use 4G unless I want to pony up a fortune to.ATT.

3. Sergpop

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 21, 2019

There a lot of information on Utibe about danger of comming 5G, you may need to research real good before jumping in something expert said it's bad experiment. Unless it is time to pack the bags and use Life Insurance. Knowledge is power. Do not fall for Agenda 21 harvesting.

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