New York-based Verizon is increasing its stake in 5G technology development. The company announced that it will test the new technology in 11 cities nationwide, including Bernardsville, New Jersey. Ericsson and other partners will work with Verizon to run the testing trials.
As a part of its plan, Verizon will deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers. The company’s 5G build is includes several hundred cell sites that cover several thousand customer locations. Verizon will begin offering 5G to pilot customers during the first half of 2017 in the following metropolitan areas: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Bernardsville (NJ), Brockton (MA), Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle and Washington, D.C. This is another important step in commercializing gigabit broadband service to homes and offices via a wireless 5G connection. This implementation of 5G technology leverages the close collaboration with Verizon’s 5G Technology Forum (5GTF) partners.
“Ericsson’s partnership with Verizon in rolling out 5G customer trials is accelerating the global 5G ecosystem,” Rima Qureshi, Head of Region North America for Ericsson, said in a statement. “These end-to-end solutions are a key step for preparing Verizon’s network for commercial deployment with different 5G scenarios and use cases.”
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