Verizon's 5G technology could see limited deployment by 2017, ~50 times throughput of 4G LTE


Dec 7, 2011
Miami, Florida
Verizon's press release states that "The expected benefits of 5G, as described during Verizon’s inaugural forum, include about 50 times the throughput of current 4G LTE, latency in the single milliseconds, and the ability to handle exponentially more Internet-connected devices to accommodate the expected explosion of the Internet of Everything."

Field trials are expected to start in 2016, and limited deployment by 2017.

Verizon’s plan, also from its press release, is as follows:
  • Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung kicked-off the inaugural Verizon 5G Technology Forum last month, and have established working teams to ensure an aggressive pace of innovation.
  • 5G network environments, or “sandboxes,” are being created in Verizon’s Waltham, Mass., and San Francisco Innovation Centers. Just like in the early days of the development of 4G LTE technology, collaborating in a shared environment will foster compelling applications faster.
  • Verizon and its partners are committed to beginning technology field trials in 2016.
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