Next quarter Verizon will launch its 5G Ultra Wideband service nationwide
You know you’re connected to 5G Ultra Wideband when you see the icon in your phone’s status bar
Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon, said, “Our customers don’t stand still and neither does our network. Today, more than one out of every two Americans now have access to 5G Ultra Wideband. We know our customers rely on our service every day and we work for them – continuously enhancing, expanding, and improving our wireless network.”
You know that you are connected to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service when you see the 5G UW icon in your phone’s status bar. Verizon says that Ultra Wideband service can deliver download data speeds up to 1Gbps.
Verizon will continue to deploy mmWave 5G in areas with dense populations
According to Verizon, “5G Ultra Wideband frees people up to do things on the go that many could only do before when connected to their home internet service. This includes everything from downloading huge documents and seamlessly streaming movies in HD audio and video, to playing console quality games and conducting video chats, video conferencing and FaceTime calls with clear sound and video.”
Because of the short distances that mmWave signals travel, Verizon will continue to deploy it in areas where there is a dense population such as in stadiums, concert venues, arenas, airports, major metropolitan cities, and offices. Verizon says that it will also use mmWave for private networks when its customers need the fastest 5G service available.
Verizon also plans on continuing to build out some of the advanced technologies that make its 5G service secure and reliable. This includes working with antenna configurations to improve speed and efficiency and deploying artificial intelligence to improve reliability and performance. The 3,500 C-Band licenses that Verizon paid $45.5 billion for back during the FCC auction in 2021 include spectrum in the range of 3.7-4 GHz.