• Thursday, October 18, 2018

Verizon will turn on 5G in LA this year

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  1. F-22Raptor

    F-22Raptor SENIOR MEMBER

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    Verizon has already committed to launching 5G in Sacramento in 2018, but what about the other cities it promised? They're finally starting to trickle out. Company chief Lowell McAdam has confirmed that the high-speed network will launch in Los Angeles sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. As before, the initial focus will be on fixed internet access. You'll need to wait until the first quarter before you can carry a 5G-capable mobile device, McAdam said in a chat with CNBC.

    The telecom had initially aimed to bring three to five cities online as part of its initial rollout. McAdam said his company has "locked in" four so far.

    This won't be the most aggressive deployment in some respects -- AT&T has vowed to launch mobile 5G in a dozen cities so far, and has named three of those cities. Practically speaking, though, none of the carriers are likely to have the service you're expecting until 2019. Many early 5G-equipped phones and tablets won't ship until 2019, and smaller carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint won't even switch on their networks until the same year. As with AT&T, this is more about shouting "first!" than anything else.

    https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/15/verizon-5g-coming-to-los-angeles/
     
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    TruthTheOnlyDefense FULL MEMBER

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    Bit late to the party mate. :p:

    We already started trials in Sydney.
     
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    Actually, I am worried about Telstra trail in Sydney after ZTE have been forced to shut down.

    Read an article today about how Telstra still wouldn't drop ZTE as their roll out partner, this would be problematics because the longer the Telstra switch to other partner, the longer it take for them to roll out 5G infrastructure, ZTE production is currently halted and the chances to recommitted themselves to production is unknown, better Telstra switch now to other developer than still hanging on ZTE...
     
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