The internet is becoming faster every day. 4G which improved the internet speeds and made it theoretically possible to download 100Mbps data. The users are becoming more data hungry therefore to satisfy their needs improvements are being made to networking standards.
Verizon has recently announced that it will start testing 5G pre-commercial services in 11 cities in US. Although 5G is still not standardized but it is expected that 5G will provide a significantly faster speeds then 4G. 5G will allow a user to download 10,000Mbps or 10Gbps data. Although the 10Gbps is just a theoretical, but 5G will definitely reduce the redundancy rate of the network.
Verizon has partnered with other telecommunication giants like Samsung, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Intel to get technical assistance for testing the new 5G network and user experience. Qualcomm has already announced that it is fastest gigabit modem for a mobile device. Verizon has announced that it will be field testing its 5G network in by August or September 2017.
The trials will hit 11 cities by mid-2017. Those cities include:
- Ann Arbor,
- Bernardsville (NJ),
- Brockton (MA),
- and Washington, D.C
Users will have to wait for 1-2 years more to get a fully functional 5G experience. It is expected that the full deployment won’t be possible until the end of 2019 or 2020. 5G is definitely going to make a huge difference in telecom and its worth waiting for it.