Items tagged with verizon 5g home

It appears that Verizon has realized one of the big downsides to proclaiming "first" when it comes to its 5G wireless rollout. Verizon claimed to have the first 5G network available in the United States when it launched Verizon 5G Home back in early October, but it was using non-standardized 5G hardware. Verizon took this shortcut in order to get the jump on its rivals, but by bypassing a standards-based approach, it meant that future smartphones and other 5G devices wouldn't be able to work on this initial Verizon 5G TF network. But now, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg is saying that the company will pause its 5G rollout as it waits for standards-based 5G hardware. What does that mean... Read more...
Right on schedule, Verizon today turned on the first fully-functional 5G wireless network in the world. Now before you run down to your local Verizon Wireless store to grab a 5G smartphone, we'll have to temper your expectations. There still aren’t any 5G-capable smartphone available, and this initial service is called Verizon 5G Home, which is only for residential internet services. And we should also mention that it is only available in four U.S. cities at the moment: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. If you live in one of these cities, you'll be able to access "typical" network speeds ranging from 300Mbps to 1Gbps. We doubt that it'll rival Google Fiber's... Read more...
5G is almost here. After tooting its own horn about its leadership in 5G infrastructure earlier today, Verizon announced this afternoon that it will launch the country’s first 5G broadband internet service on October 1st. Now before you start jumping up and down in excitement and start hunting for 5G smartphones, we should caution that this is not a mobile 5G service. Instead, as we've previously stated, Verizon 5G Home is strictly for residential internet connectivity. In addition, the initial rollout will be extremely limited, and will encompass just four major U.S. cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Existing Verizon Wireless customers... Read more...