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The Current State of 5G: A Look at Verizon

Not all 5G services are the same, especially as rollouts continue.

5G is no longer new. By now most people have heard of it and understand that this is the next generation of mobile connectivity after 4G. But if you’re thinking of buying a new 5G phone or connecting to your home or business internet service powered by 5G, it’s important to do your homework.

Several major US carriers offer 5G plans, but not all are created equal. Pricing, coverage area, perks and compatible phones may vary. Even the “type” of 5G used by carriers can sometimes mean the difference between a good 5G experience and an amazing experience.

5G is no longer just for mobile phones

With 5G gaining traction in the US, it’s becoming increasingly clear how it can be deployed beyond smartphones. Most new phones will support 5G, but some carriers are using the technology in other areas as well. For example, Verizon is using 5G to not only improve wireless phone connectivity, but is also currently using 5G to enhance internet connectivity in homes and businesses with its 5G home and 5G business internet options.

Currently, in select regions, these services allow business and personal Internet connections to take advantage of the speed and security 5G can provide. Verizon’s approach is to provide simple setups for homes and businesses with no annual or long-term contracts.

5G-based Internet provides a relatively easy way for users to connect to high-speed networks without complicated setup and is a good choice for those who struggle with high-speed Internet access.

Expanding 5G Accessibility

Verizon/Mapbox

Of course, next-generation technology is meaningless if it can’t be used in practice. Some rural areas of the country are still waiting for 5G, but all major carriers are working hard to expand coverage to bring this faster connection to as many people as possible.

Verizon excels at achieving this in two ways: device compatibility and network availability. These two aspects of 5G are key to getting as many people online as possible and taking advantage of this super-fast network.

In addition to offering a full line of 5G phones from all major phone manufacturers, Verizon continues to expand its 5G ultra-wideband network and 5G coverage across the country, especially in urban areas. In fact, since 2019, more than 80 cities have been added to the list of 5G ultra-wideband locations.

Chicago and Minneapolis were the first to experience 5G ultra-wideband, but now it’s available in dozens of other cities, including Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Miami and Philadelphia. This month, more than 100 million people in more than 1,700 cities across the country will have access to 5G ultra-wideband.

Part of the reason Verizon is advancing so rapidly is that it has contracted with tower partners, installed C-band equipment, and pushed 5G performance into C-band.

C-band represents a specific part of the radio spectrum used to carry 5G. Dedicated equipment and access to this spectrum enable Verizon to deliver high capacity, high speed and improved coverage.

Today’s 5G ultra-wideband = ultra-fast

We’ve all gotten used to the 4G LTE service and it’s been a surprising upgrade from yesterday’s 3G, but bandwidth requirements regularly hit their limits. Dropped calls in crowded places, dropped streaming and gaming, and pixelated video calls can all be caused by technology not designed to assist many people doing many things simultaneously on the same network.

Phone with 5G download and earphones.

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5G promises improvements, but it also differs in speed and capabilities. For example, low-bandwidth 5G has comparable performance to 4G LTE and is widespread. On the other hand, mmWave-based high-bandwidth 5G offers much faster speeds and capacity than 4G LTE, although with much more limited coverage.

The sweet spot is mid-band 5G with good coverage and good performance. This is why it is important for Verizon to extend 5G ultra-wideband into the mid-band and C-band spectrum. Verizon will soon be able to deliver ultra-fast speeds for improved service and improved user experience to more than 100 million consumers nationwide.

What does that mean to you? Simply put, being in range of the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband can mean faster mobile Internet access, HD audio and video, and an improved user experience when connected in congested conditions or in a congested city. That means we use our phones and the internet every day for live streaming, low-latency mobile gaming, crystal-clear video calls, and near real-time AR/VR.

In other words, everything you’re using today on Verizon’s 5G ultra-wideband network has been greatly improved.

Higher speeds also mean new experiences. Take, for example, a game where Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband can deliver console-quality gameplay on a mobile phone. For many years mobile game development and quality has been limited by network speed and the processing power of mobile devices. To be honest, older smartphones can’t handle fast gameplay, let alone fast gameplay with great graphics.

Check the Verizon Coverage Map for the latest information on where 5G ultra-wideband is available.

But now game developers can rewrite the rules for creating stunning, graphically rich multiplayer action and focus on creating the best games possible while worrying less about hardware and network limitations. When connected to 5G ultra-wideband, your 5G phone can keep up with the new games you write, enjoy a richer gaming experience and play faster than ever before.

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband solves all these problems. Up to 10x faster, with ultra-low latency, you feel like you’re in the office, work in very congested areas, and more secure than coffee shop Wi-Fi.

5G ultra-wideband networks are more secure than public networks because they are fully encrypted private networks.


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The Current State of 5G: A Look at Verizon

5G services are not all the same, especially as roll-outs continue

5G isn’t so new anymore. By now, most people have heard of it and understand it’s the next generation of mobile connectivity after 4G. If you’re thinking about getting a new 5G phone or connecting to a home or business internet service powered by 5G, however, it’s important to do your homework. 

Several major carriers in the U.S. offer a 5G plan but they’re not all created equal. Pricing, coverage areas, perks, and compatible phones can vary. Even the “type” of 5G a carrier uses can sometimes make the difference between a good 5G experience and an amazing one.

5G is Not Just for Phones Anymore

Now that 5G has gained a foothold in the U.S., it’s becoming more evident how it can be used beyond smartphones. While it’s common for most new phones to support 5G, some carriers are using the technology in other areas as well. For example, Verizon isn’t just using 5G to improve wireless phone connections, it is now using it to power internet connections in homes and businesses via its 5G Home and 5G Business Internet options. 

Currently, these services allow business and home internet connections in some areas to take advantage of the speed and security that 5G can offer. Verizon’s approach is to offer a simple, easy set up for homes and businesses with no annual or long-term contracts.

5G-based internet allows users a relatively simple way to connect to a high-speed network without complex setups and is a great choice for those who have struggled to get fast internet access. 
5G Accessibility is Expanding
Verizon/Mapbox

Next-generation technology is pointless unless you can actually use it, of course. Although some rural parts of the country are still waiting for 5G, all the major carriers are working hard to expand coverage areas to provide this faster connectivity to as many people as possible. 

Verizon excels in making this happen in two major ways: device compatibility and network availability. Those two aspects of 5G are the key ingredients to getting as many people as possible online and using this ultra-fast network.

Besides offering a full line of 5G phones from all the big phone makers, Verizon is also expanding its 5G Ultra Wideband network around the country, particularly in urban areas, and continually broadening its 5G reach. In fact, since 2019, more than 80 cities have been added to the list of 5G Ultra Wideband locations.

Chicago and Minneapolis were the first to experience 5G Ultra Wideband, but it’s now available in dozens of other cities, including parts of Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Philadelphia. This month, more than 100 million people in 1,700-plus cities around the nation will have access to 5G Ultra Wideband. 

One reason Verizon is making such fast progress is because it has been securing agreements with tower partners, installing C-band equipment, and driving performance of 5G on C-band.

C-band refers to a specific section of the wireless spectrum used to provide 5G. Having dedicated equipment and access to this spectrum means Verizon can offer great capacity, high speeds and improved coverage.
Today’s 5G Ultra Wideband = Ultra-fast Speeds

We’ve all become accustomed to 4G LTE service and, while it was an amazing upgrade to the 3G of yesteryear, our demands for bandwidth regularly push it to the limit. Dropped calls in crowded places, choppy streaming and gaming, and pixelated video calls can occur with a technology that wasn’t built to keep up with this many people doing this many things at the same time on the same network.

Thana Prasongsin/Getty

5G promises to be an improvement but even it, too, has varying degrees of speed and capabilities. Low-band 5G, for example, performs comparably to 4G LTE and is widely available; high-band, mmWave-based 5G, by contrast, has far more limited coverage but offers much higher speeds and capacity than 4G LTE.

The sweet spot is mid-band 5G, which offers good coverage and strong performance. And this is why Verizon’s expansion of 5G Ultra Wideband with mid-band, C-band spectrum is so important. Verizon will soon be able offer extremely high speeds for amplified services and improved user experiences to over 100 million consumers around the country.

So what does this mean for you? Simply put: if you are in the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, it can mean faster mobile internet access, HD audio and video, and increased usability when connected in crowded situations or packed cities. This translates to things you use your phone and internet for every day like live streaming, low-lag mobile gaming, crystal-clear video calls, and near real-time AR/VR.

In other words, all the things you’re used to doing now are vastly improved on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.

Increased speeds also mean new experiences, too. Take gaming, for example, where Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband can give you console-quality gameplay … from your phone! For years, the development and quality of mobile games has been limited by network speeds and the processing power of mobile devices. Let’s face it: Older smartphones just can’t handle blazing-fast gameplay, let alone fast gameplay with outstanding graphics.

Take a look at the Verizon Coverage Map to see up-to-date specifics on where 5G Ultra Wideband is available.

Now, however, game developers can rewrite the rules for creating eye-popping, graphics-rich multiplayer action, and focus on making the best games possible, while worrying less about hardware and network limitations. When connected to 5G Ultra Wideband, your 5G phone will be able to keep up with the new games they write, you’ll have a richer experience playing, and you’ll be able to play faster than ever.

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband solves all of these problems. It’s up to 10x faster, has super low latency which will help you seem like you’re right there in the office, works in very crowded places, and is more secure than the coffee shop Wi-Fi.

The 5G Ultra Wideband network is more secure than public networks because it’s a private, fully encrypted network. 

#Current #State #Verizon

The Current State of 5G: A Look at Verizon

5G services are not all the same, especially as roll-outs continue

5G isn’t so new anymore. By now, most people have heard of it and understand it’s the next generation of mobile connectivity after 4G. If you’re thinking about getting a new 5G phone or connecting to a home or business internet service powered by 5G, however, it’s important to do your homework. 

Several major carriers in the U.S. offer a 5G plan but they’re not all created equal. Pricing, coverage areas, perks, and compatible phones can vary. Even the “type” of 5G a carrier uses can sometimes make the difference between a good 5G experience and an amazing one.

5G is Not Just for Phones Anymore

Now that 5G has gained a foothold in the U.S., it’s becoming more evident how it can be used beyond smartphones. While it’s common for most new phones to support 5G, some carriers are using the technology in other areas as well. For example, Verizon isn’t just using 5G to improve wireless phone connections, it is now using it to power internet connections in homes and businesses via its 5G Home and 5G Business Internet options. 

Currently, these services allow business and home internet connections in some areas to take advantage of the speed and security that 5G can offer. Verizon’s approach is to offer a simple, easy set up for homes and businesses with no annual or long-term contracts.

5G-based internet allows users a relatively simple way to connect to a high-speed network without complex setups and is a great choice for those who have struggled to get fast internet access. 
5G Accessibility is Expanding
Verizon/Mapbox

Next-generation technology is pointless unless you can actually use it, of course. Although some rural parts of the country are still waiting for 5G, all the major carriers are working hard to expand coverage areas to provide this faster connectivity to as many people as possible. 

Verizon excels in making this happen in two major ways: device compatibility and network availability. Those two aspects of 5G are the key ingredients to getting as many people as possible online and using this ultra-fast network.

Besides offering a full line of 5G phones from all the big phone makers, Verizon is also expanding its 5G Ultra Wideband network around the country, particularly in urban areas, and continually broadening its 5G reach. In fact, since 2019, more than 80 cities have been added to the list of 5G Ultra Wideband locations.

Chicago and Minneapolis were the first to experience 5G Ultra Wideband, but it’s now available in dozens of other cities, including parts of Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Philadelphia. This month, more than 100 million people in 1,700-plus cities around the nation will have access to 5G Ultra Wideband. 

One reason Verizon is making such fast progress is because it has been securing agreements with tower partners, installing C-band equipment, and driving performance of 5G on C-band.

C-band refers to a specific section of the wireless spectrum used to provide 5G. Having dedicated equipment and access to this spectrum means Verizon can offer great capacity, high speeds and improved coverage.
Today’s 5G Ultra Wideband = Ultra-fast Speeds

We’ve all become accustomed to 4G LTE service and, while it was an amazing upgrade to the 3G of yesteryear, our demands for bandwidth regularly push it to the limit. Dropped calls in crowded places, choppy streaming and gaming, and pixelated video calls can occur with a technology that wasn’t built to keep up with this many people doing this many things at the same time on the same network.

Thana Prasongsin/Getty

5G promises to be an improvement but even it, too, has varying degrees of speed and capabilities. Low-band 5G, for example, performs comparably to 4G LTE and is widely available; high-band, mmWave-based 5G, by contrast, has far more limited coverage but offers much higher speeds and capacity than 4G LTE.

The sweet spot is mid-band 5G, which offers good coverage and strong performance. And this is why Verizon’s expansion of 5G Ultra Wideband with mid-band, C-band spectrum is so important. Verizon will soon be able offer extremely high speeds for amplified services and improved user experiences to over 100 million consumers around the country.

So what does this mean for you? Simply put: if you are in the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, it can mean faster mobile internet access, HD audio and video, and increased usability when connected in crowded situations or packed cities. This translates to things you use your phone and internet for every day like live streaming, low-lag mobile gaming, crystal-clear video calls, and near real-time AR/VR.

In other words, all the things you’re used to doing now are vastly improved on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.

Increased speeds also mean new experiences, too. Take gaming, for example, where Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband can give you console-quality gameplay … from your phone! For years, the development and quality of mobile games has been limited by network speeds and the processing power of mobile devices. Let’s face it: Older smartphones just can’t handle blazing-fast gameplay, let alone fast gameplay with outstanding graphics.

Take a look at the Verizon Coverage Map to see up-to-date specifics on where 5G Ultra Wideband is available.

Now, however, game developers can rewrite the rules for creating eye-popping, graphics-rich multiplayer action, and focus on making the best games possible, while worrying less about hardware and network limitations. When connected to 5G Ultra Wideband, your 5G phone will be able to keep up with the new games they write, you’ll have a richer experience playing, and you’ll be able to play faster than ever.

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband solves all of these problems. It’s up to 10x faster, has super low latency which will help you seem like you’re right there in the office, works in very crowded places, and is more secure than the coffee shop Wi-Fi.

The 5G Ultra Wideband network is more secure than public networks because it’s a private, fully encrypted network. 

#Current #State #Verizon


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