Currently, a lot of countries are enjoying LTE speeds on their smartphones, but this technology is already a few years old, so with each day, we’re closer to the moment when we’re going to use a faster and modern 5G network.
After being the first U.S. carrier to offer 4G speeds five years ago, Verizon is looking forward to being a pioneer once again, as, according to CNN Money, they will soon begin field-testing the 5G technology.
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Don’t get too excited though, as these will be just tests, while Verizon’s main purpose is to have a part of their 5G network up and running until 2017. Still, this is an excellent deadline, as the same source mentions that the communications industry set 2020 as a deadline.
Yes, if you’re not a U.S. citizen, you will most likely have to wait for five more years in order to see how fast a 5G network can actually be. But hey, let’s not be ungrateful, 4G is still doing the job very good, right?
“5G is no longer a dream of the distant future. We feel a tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G … to usher in a new generation of innovation.”, said Verizon’s chief information and technology architect Roger Gurnani.
8K videos on a phone? Just a moment, please.
It seems that the carrier’s 5G network will have 50 times the capacity of the current 4G network, being able to handle way more devices. As for the speed, because that the aspect we’re all interested in, it will be 40 times faster than 4G.
If now you need to wait a bit if you want to stram a 4K video from YouTube on your phone, 5G will allow you to enjoy even 8K content in just a few seconds.
Any thoughts on this? When do you expect to enjoy 5G in your country?