Verizon to start testing its 5G network next year

By | September 9, 2015


Verizon has announced that the company is soon to start a 5G network within next two years. The company is planning to start the field test of the next generation mobile network service next year. Roger Gurnani, the chief Information and technology architect at Verizon said in an interview with CNET that the commercial deployment of Verizon 5G network is expected to begin as soon as 2017.

If Verizon can make its 5G network available for commercial use in 2017, then it would be the become first wireless carrier to offer 5G network. According to the company, the next generation 5G network will be up to 50 times faster than the current 4G network. It is said that this new 5G wireless service is going to be faster than Google Fiber with the speed of 10 GB per second.

Roger Gurnani said in a statement, “5G is no longer a dream of the distant future. We feel a tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G and mobilize the ecosystem by collaborating with industry leaders and developers to usher in a new generation of innovation.”

Other than the amazing speed boost, the next generation network is believed to be very reliable and is going to increase the capacity by 1,000 times or more. The company is working with Cisco, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Qualcomm, Ericsson and Samsung for this 5G network. The upcoming network will be so much faster that you can download blockbuster movies in seconds.