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Verizon 5G home services

Verizon started marketing 5G Home service on September 13th, 2018 with online orders.

Since 2017, Verizon has been testing mmWave 5G service in 11 cities (in Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Bernardsville, Brockton, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington, DC.). Verizon demonstrated a video 5G call at the 2018 Super Bowl and a NR data lab transmission with Nokia and Qualcomm in February 2018. In June 2018, Verizon tested two-way data transmission and multi-carrier aggregation and very high speeds outdoors. In August 2018, Verizon succeeded in transmitting a 5G signal to a moving vehicle. In September 2018, Verizon successfully transmitted a 5G signal on a commercial 5G NR network in Washington DC and Minneapolis on prototype devices.

Verizon started marketing 5G Home service on September 13th, 2018 with online orders. The service is expected to go live on October 1st, 2018 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. The service will be charged at 50 USD/month to Verizon customers and at 70 USD/month for new customers. First 5G home subscribers will have three months free. With Verizon 5G home services customers get You Tube TV for free for the first three months, a free Apple 4K HDR TV or a Google Chromecast Ultra. Customers can expect 300 Mbps and depending on location up to 1 Gbps without any data caps.  In addition, Verizon 5G Home customers will have the opportunity of purchasing a 5G mobile device as soon as available.

FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) is the major use case for 5G at Verizon. The company plans to have an initial fixed wireless broadband commercial launch by the end of 2018 in 3 to 5 American cities. Mobile 5G could follow FWA 5G introduction within a half year. Verizon is expected to use CPE units and home routers from Samsung and the Motorola Mod Z3.

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