According to the reports, Verizon Optical Transmission Network Architecture Design and Planning Director Glenn Wellbrock said recently that the company plans to integrate millimeter-wave with baseband unit (BBU) infrastructure in 2019 to support the launch of 5G services.
Wellbrock points out that this is a great way to scale the millimeter wave technology. Verizon has launched a 28GHz 5G Home service in parts of four cities in the United States. The operator said it is the world's first commercial 5G broadband service. This integration will help reduce cable deployment costs and reduce processing time at cellular sites.
Verizon expects to launch the 3G New Carrier (3GPP) 5G New Radio (NR) Mobile 5G service next year. To this end, the operator needs to deploy more radios than the radios originally needed for the intrinsic services of the target in order to provide a wider range of services.
So far, Verizon offers fixed 5G services with download speeds ranging from 300Mbps to 1Gbps. In other words, this capacity is sufficient for home users to download movies or to support the operation of multiple devices.