Verizon Communications Inc. today announced that it is launching residential 5G broadband services in three to five U.S. markets starting in the second half of 2018. The company has not revealed the details at this point, as it is very thin on the details. But the rollout will start with Sacramento, California.
Verizon is getting closer to its first commercial application of next-generation broadband services. Verizon believes that the new 5G wireless service is fast and reliable enough to replace your current broadband service. The service will be publically available within a matter of months.
As the first application of next-generation wireless, instead of using copper or fiber cables, these services will use radio signals, to provide customers with unusual wireless speeds for Internet access. So the new service will come to your doorstep via radio signals. Customers will get benefit from a chunk of services including broadband, mobile and IoT (Internet of things) as well as necessary bandwidth and low latency, thanks to the use of millimeter wave technology, for 3D and virtual reality applications.
Hans Vestberg, Verizon president of Global Networks and Chief Technology Officer said, “This is a landmark announcement for customers and investors who have been waiting for the 5G future to become a reality,” “The targeted initial launches we are announcing today will provide a strong framework for accelerating 5G’s future deployment on the global standards.”
The company will announce more details on the other four candidate’s cities along with the information soon as Verizon is holding a meeting with analysts today.