Verizon Communications announced downloads speeds of 450Mb/s, with peak speeds of nearly 1Gb/s and latency of less than 30 milliseconds
Verizon decided to launch mobile 5G service a week ahead of schedule, on April 3, offering speeds of up to 1GB/s on Motorola’s Z3 smartphone equipped with the 5G moto mod in selected areas of Chicago and Minneapolis. The company announced its move shortly after Korean operators detailed their own consumer service launch plans using a commercial smartphone, the Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G.
In Chicago, initial 5G coverage is available in areas of the West Loop and South Loop. In Minneapolis, the service is meanly concentrated on the downtown. When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, the 5G moto mod hands off the signal to Verizon’s 4G LTE network
Verizon Communications announced customers in the areas can expect downloads speeds of 450Mb/s, with peak speeds of nearly 1Gb/s and latency of less than 30 milliseconds. The company will make “regular improvements” to the network to enhance speed, latency and overall performance. Verizon intends to launch its 5G Ultra Wideband network in more than 30 U.S. cities in 2019.
The company’s 5G service plan comes with unlimited data for Verizon postpaid customers with any unlimited plan for an additional $10 per month (with the first three months free).