Verizon to Start Testing 5G Service in 11 Markets Across U.S. by Mid 2017
Verizon plans to deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the country on its newly built 5G network. 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.
The 5GTF ecosystem partners are well on their way to commercializing chipsets, infrastructure products, and consumer devices based on the 5GTF specification. Chipsets built for enabling 5G are now becoming available from Verizon 5G Technology Forum partners including, Ericsson, Intel, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Samsung.