Sat. Aug 24th, 2019

Verizon’s 5G network is blazing fast, but it barely exists

Verizon’s 5G network is blazing fast, but it barely exists

I’ve spent the past 18 hours in Chicago not feasting on hot dogs or deep-dish pizza, but kicking the tires on Verizon’s just-launched 5G mobile network. Yesterday, the leading US carrier triumphantly declared that it had lit up its 5G service in “select areas of Chicago and Minneapolis,” and that “for the first time ever, customers can access a commercial 5G network with the world’s first commercially available 5G-enabled smartphone.” The launch came a week earlier than initially planned. Verizon hasn’t said why it abruptly moved things up, but carriers in South Korea also went live with 5G yesterday, so it’s possible the company didn’t want to get beat by its global peers.

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/4/18295600/verizon-5g-network-first-tests-data-speed

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