Verizon To Test 5G In 11 Cities By Middle Of Year 2017

Verizon disclosed its plans to pilot test a new super-fast wireless service with customers in 11 cities starting April, meaning that Verizon trails 5G in these eleven regions in US by the middle of the 2017 year. It’s the next-generation 4G VoLTE successor, the 5G. Here are the details on this.


Where can you get 5G data? In the first half of this year, Verizon’s start of 5G-speed data for mobile devices – smartphones. The US-based Wireless Carrier has been carefully not to be too specific in giving the exact time frame and date of the roll-out for 5G data speeds, but nevertheless, has given a set of 11 markets where it’ll start. In these 11 markets, 5G will be coming to pilot customers soon.

Get reading! First and foremost, Verizon suggests that 5G data will be a broadband, and that 5G data will bring Gigabit speeds. Verizon Wireless also suggests that 5G will be the foundation of future smart cities, where it will initially rollout is set to test out 5G data speeds in both homes and offices – as well as, we hope, mobile devices.

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Partners working with Verizon to bring 5G technology to the world include Qualcomm, Samsung, Intel, and Ericsson. Other partners are also working with Verizon in different parts of the world. Cities where 5G will be deployed by Verizon first include:

• Ann Arbor
• Atlanta
• Bernardsville, New Jersey
• Brockton, Massachusetts
• Dallas
• Denver
• Houston
• Miami
• Sacramento
• Seattle
• Washington, DC

IoT providers and their customers have been planning for the onset of 5G for some time now, namely because it offers faster data speeds and lower latency. And now that 5G is arriving, network providers like Verizon are vying for an early-mover advantage, which would position them well to contribute to the creation of an universal global standard for 5G.

Verizon is aiming to get this standard crafted to include its preferred items. It’s widely recognized that a standard is needed for 5G. Verizon, by aggressively moving a trail 5G in a number of locations, is likely trying to push groups such as the International Telecommunications Union to craft this 5G standard earlier than it would have otherwise.

Verizon’s 5G Technology Forum (5GTF) has apparently “delivered an open specification for 5G fixed wireless that is immediately implementable.” This group otherwise of companies has created a definition for what “5G” is going to mean, and it offer companies want to join in on the party, they’ll need to LIVE with it.

About 5G benefits and disadvantages:

5G’s chief benefit to the IoT is its ability to handle larger amounts of data and reduce network latency. The 5G data is expected to provide faster speeds around 10-100 times that of 4G LTE, the current cellular network standard for IoT devices. Here’s how this ability to handle more data will impact the IoT?

1. It will relatively allow for less networking hardware to handle the current device load, cutting costs and leading to fewer devices. Greater data transmission capabilities from 5G means that providers will be able to employ fewer pieces of networking hardware to cover the same area.

2. Secondly, it may also make more sense to compute certain functions in the cloud rather than at the edge, where data is processed and analyzed at a local device instead in the cloud, is becoming a larger phenomenon within the IoT. But if providers move to connect their devices with 5G, it would then be easier to transmit data to the cloud than it is currently with 4G LTE. Rather means that certain providers could move specific data analytics and computing functions to the cloud than keeping them at the edge. As per Business Insider.

Here’s a peek at the timeline below to learn more about 5G – check out Quialcomm’s newest bits especially.

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