Verizon at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Verizon Wireless chief network officer Nicola PalmerVerizon will showcase the latest technology achievements in LTE and the use cases for the upcoming 5G at the Mobile World Congress Americas 2017.

“Verizon has led the charge in deploying the latest technologies and harnessing unlicensed spectrum with our pioneering work on LTE-U/LAA and 3.5 GHz,” said Nicola Palmer, Verizon Wireless chief network officer.

Sweden-based telecom equipment maker Ericsson and the US-based chipset major Qualcomm are the technology partners of Verizon Wireless for conducting innovative demonstrations at the MWC Congress Americas 2017.


Verizon will demo the use of CBRS band 48 spectrum for LTE with carrier aggregation using a true band 48 radio in the Ericsson Radio Dot System, Qualcomm MTP, Federated Wireless Spectrum Access System (SAS) and domain proxy in the Ericsson Network Manager.

The use of the innovative spectrum sharing scheme will allow cellular systems to tap into 150 MHz of new spectrum in buildings and small cell clusters. The showcase will focus on the possibility of both operator mobile broadband and private LTE use cases on the same radio.

5G enhanced intelligent video surveillance

This 5G enhancement to an existing 4G solution will provide benefits across smart cities, marketing insights for retail, and security.

Drone powered by edge compute

The Verizon and Ericsson Distributed Edge Cloud amplify the power of simple drones to match or exceed the capabilities of expensive complex drones. This demonstration shows that existing device constraints can be lifted, enabling applications with low cost devices. This architecture will provide benefits to augmented and virtual reality use cases as well as industrial control and intelligent transport systems.

New Milestones

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson achieved 953 Mbps in a real-world deployment in Florida by combining licensed and unlicensed bands with 4-carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM. Verizon is already selling devices — Moto Z2 Force and Samsung Note 8 — to take advantage of this technology.

The three companies recently deployed the first use of band 48 CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) 3.5 GHz spectrum in an LTE Advanced carrier aggregation demonstration.

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm achieved more than 1 Gbps speeds on its 4G LTE network — using three carrier aggregation.