Verizon USA has confirmed that with the launch of compatible devices, mobile 5G services will be launched in early 2019.
Verizon said it will begin to use its own 5GTF specification in the second half of this year to provide Gigabit-speed "home broadband" fixed wireless 5G services. The outgoing CEO, Lowell McAdam, revealed in a second-quarter financial report on Tuesday that Houston will be its third fixed 5G market, in addition to an undisclosed market that will be announced later this year.
Hans Vestberg, the current CTO and incoming Verizon CEO, said in a conference call that Verizon plans to update its "multi-purpose" smart edge network to support the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 5G new radio (NR) standard as soon as possible. This will involve software upgrades to 28 GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) base stations that Verizon has used for fixed services. Vestberg said Verizon is deploying the fiber network to support at least 50 5G markets in the United States.filling compound for optical fiber loose tube
At the same time, AT&T also reiterated in the second quarter of this week that it plans to launch standard mobile 5G services in parts of 12 US markets by the end of 2018.PVC pellets for cable
Both AT&T and Verizon use the high-frequency millimeter spectrum 5G, which is the first frequency band for cellular services, although AT&T has not exactly revealed which frequency is being used. The two major US wireless operators have claimed that they will be the first operators to launch mobile 5G services in the United States.aluminum overhead conductor grease