Verizon’s 5G network will face perhaps its largest test yet when it launches in parts of New York City on September 26th. Today the Verizon announced that 5G service will reach areas of uptown, midtown, and downtown Manhattan, and also select parts of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens.
Now with New York City included, Verizon will have unleashed 5G service to 11 cities. The company aims to reach over 30 cities by the end of this year. Verizon explains during a press release today “Our goal is to provide 5G network coverage to more than 50 percent of the US by the end of 2020,”
On Monday the 16th, U.S chip manufacturer Qualcomm announced that it is acquiring the remaining interest in RF360, Bringing the total purchase price of the company to $3.1 Billion dollars. RF360 began as a joint venture between Qualcomm and Tokyo based electronics giant TDK corporation, and the acquisition, according to the chip manufacturer, will aid in the push to scale 5G
The goal for 2020 will be to scale 5G, ” said Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm in an interview. The company is looking to bring 5G to its 7 series and 6 series Snapdragon mobile processors instead of just it’s premium tiers. According to Amon, this will make 5G more accessible by providing “phones at multiple platforms for 5G.”
Amon also stated that Qualcomm is adding to its numbers. “We’re adding a plus number of new employees to Qualcomm, and it’s just the last milestone in our journey to be building RF business for Qualcomm,” Amon said.
If you’ve been holding off on buying a 5G device because you’re worried about cellular power drain and battery life, don’t worry. 5G devices are actually capable of delivering greater energy efficiency than 4G LTE models, according to a new study by the Signals Research Group, though either 5G or 4G may consume less power depending on the bit rates and applications being used at a given moment.
Verizon is launching its new 5G network in NFL stadiums across the States, with 13 to be live by the start of the 2019 -2020 football season. The 5G service will be focused on the seated areas but could also be available in the around about areas of the stadiums. Verizon said it will bring 5G to more stadiums through the NFL’s 100th season.
5G has already launched in some parts of USA by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-mobile, is being used by smartphones to provide faster speeds and larger capacity. Verizon in August announced the expansion of its 5G networks to Atlanta, Detroit , Indianapolis, and Washington DC, in addition to already being live in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Providence.
The next generation of high-speed mobile data, known as 5G, is already live in a few areas in the United States, as well as other parts of the world, including other countries like UK and Australia. But as the 5G network rolls out, many misconceptions and confusion around the new 5G technology remain.
This isn’t completely surprising, 5G will have an impact on many people’s lives all around the world, so there are understandably still a lot of questions being asked. As the 5G continues growing throughout 2020, it’s predicted that there will be offered to 1 billion 5G customers by 2023. Not only will these 5G networks connect users to a superfast mobile network, but many other industries will benefit from the faster connectivity of 5G as well, like self-driving cars, drones and the internet of things, to name a few.
New5G information has been released almost daily from around the world. Some Cellular providers are starting the 5G trials in new cities, others are announcing when customers can order their 5G services, and some businesses are releasing new ideas for how 5G will change the way we live.
5G service is extremely limited right now, with the only a handle full of active cities that are live and none demo, subscribers base networks up and running. However, most cellular providers are just a few months away from launching a full-blown 5G network for customers to use.
5G Releases and Trials for August Schedule
August 27: Sprint expands 5G coverage to a total of nine US cities, including these: Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C
August 22: Pakistani mobile network operator Zong successfully tests 5G in the country.
August 22: Verizon’s 5G service will go live in Phoenix AZ on August 23.
August 19: Three turns on 5G in the UK via its first home broadband plan for London customers: unlimited data for £35 per month.
August 13: Vodafone Ireland and Ericsson launch 5G across these locations in Ireland: Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Galway, and Waterford.
August 6: AT&T launches 5G in parts of New York City to select business customers.
August 1: Vodafone announces plans to turn on its 5G network in New Zealand in December, starting in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.
Consumers often see prices rise in areas where there’s only one provider, Yet many Americans continue to lack competitive home internet options. Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint have all the Hyped up home broadband as one of the many uses of 5G cellular network. The 5G seems to be offering a viable and speedy alternative to home internet solution.
Verizon first 5G network rollout focused on the home, while T-Mobile Ceo John Legere railed against “Big cable: while pitching regulators on his company’s $26.5 billion mergers with Sprint
Last October, Clayton Harris had Verizon technicians and executives, Including the CEO Hans Vestberg, descend on his home. The Houston based mechanical engineer was the first person in the country to get Verizon 5G home broadband network service, which the carrier touted as the first 5G network in the United States
As the Trump administration puts pressure on the Chinses telecom giant Huawei to block its superiority in developing future 5G networks, the small European competitors are pitching themselves as more secure alternatives.
Nokia, the Finnish telecommunications company that once had a large share of the global cellphone market, now wants to compete in the 5G security. Nicklas Lindroos, who heads the health, security, safety, and environment for mobile networks at Nokia, said with an interview with Yahoo News.
Huawei has emerged in recent years from nowhere, supported by massive government subsidies, a network of research and development facilities, and a footprint in rural and developing areas around the world. Nokia and Ericsson of Sweden, once giant in the telecommunications field, began to lag behind in development and competitive pricing. However, as Washington has Huawei in its scope, the small European companies see an opportunity.
In a survey carried out earlier 2019 by Heavy Reading, 57% of communications service providers (CSPs) said that entering new markets to spawn additional revenue is one of their top three encouragements for deploying 5G.
But what will CSPs offer that customers can’t already get elsewhere? There’s no point in deploying new 5G networks if CSPs offer only faster 4G-like services. Public cloud providers like AWS and Microsoft Azure already offer all the bandwidth, storage and compute needed for the most common enterprise applications. Competing on connectivity and bandwidth alone will not be enough.
The real opportunity to alter in 5G comes from CSPs’ ability to take control of the customer experience. Properly addressing a wide range of vertical industry customers requires a degree of understanding fo their specific needs. Depending on the use cases, services and applications they want to run, many verticals require highly assorted and deterministic guarantees on availability and throughout. All these add up to the very specific quality of experience (QoE) demands, on a per-customer basis
The Verizon M1000 Hotspot is a well-built brick that Measures 3.48 by 4.85 by 1.20inches thick and weighs 5.7 ounces. On the front of the hotspot, it has a larger 2.4-inch Color touch screen that allows you to manage your wifi networks and connected devices. Vents on the front face betray the presence of two actual fans inside. These are very quiet when running. The M1000 has a USB-C port for charging and connectivity on the front face, also included for the first time on a HotSpot a Full sized ethernet port on the rear.
The M1000 hotspot can only support 16 devices, that would be 1 hardwired and 15 on the Wifi. The unit is Dual-band wifi 802.11AC, with Primary and guest networks. You can filter or blacklist devices, use VPNs services, firewall filters, and port forward. The wifi claims to broadcast 200feet from the hotspot. The 5G hotspot is using a 4,400MAH battery that should last 16 to 20 hours.
The Mifi M1000 hotspot lets you tether to your laptop via USB-C or, excitingly, Ethernet. Using the Ethernet port is a trip: You have to plug the hotspot into a wall and toggle a special setting to turn Ethernet on. Inseego said we’d get better speeds with Ethernet than with any other connection, but we got around 300Mbps using USB-C, and around 300Mbps using Ethernet.
Downloading files from large cloud service providers could be even slower. From OneDrive, we got 250-300Mbps with multiple transfers on multiple devices. Google Drive and Dropbox were both in the 100-150Mbps range. Once again, that’s faster than my home internet connection. But somewhere, the device was losing most of its speed on the way to running actual applications.