Verizon announced several new 5G milestones, including a virtual lab to accelerate the development of 5G solutions and applications.
Verizon, which generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019, operates seven 5G Labs in the US and the UK.
“Our customers’ need for 5G is accelerating,” said Kyle Malady, chief technology officer for Verizon. “We’re building our 5G Ultra Wideband network to develop and enable the 5G innovations that will support changing the behavior of consumers, businesses and entire industries.”
Verizon said its 5G Ultra Wideband availability in San Diego this month. San Diego will be Verizon’s 35th city to receive 5G mobility service.
San Diego will be the 35th US city to have Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service when the network goes live on May 28.
In San Diego, 5G Ultra Wideband service initially will be concentrated in parts of Mission Valley near Westfield Mission Valley and SDCCU Stadium, Linda Vista along Linda Vista Road, Kensington near El Cajon Blvd, and in Banker’s Hill on 1st Avenue.
When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, the 5G-enabled device transitions to Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network offers fast download speeds to its customers. The telecom operator will also be launching 5G uploads starting today on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.
Initially, customers should see upload speeds on 5G about 30 percent faster than 4G LTE, Verizon said. 5G upload is available in all 35 Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband cities, in Chicago 5G Home market and in any stadium or arena with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service.
Verizon announced partnerships with Movandi Corporation, Pivotal Commware and Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) to provide extender technology that will amplify millimeter wave coverage in public spaces and in homes, buildings and more.
Verizon is also partnering with Movandi Corporation, NXP and Qualcomm Technologies to develop the latest chipset technology to enhance experiences and expand coverage for our 5G Home customers.