Verizon Wireless 5G Network Tests in 2016 The Scoop September 8, 2015 Gossip As reported by Verizon Wireless, there has already been some talk about developing a 5G network and they aren’t planning to slack on this venture. They hope to begin field tests as early as 2016 with hopes to be introduced in the United States by 2020. They plan to work closely with important partners as stated below: “Verizon’s plan: 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.” Roger Gurnani, executive vice president and chief information and technology architect for Verizon Wireless, stated that “5G is no longer a dream of the distant future. We feel a tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G and mobilize the ecosystem by collaborating with industry leaders and developers to usher in a new generation of innovation.” A 5G network will greatly improve any user’s internet experience with 50x throughput of that of 4G LTE, mere single milliseconds of latency, and many more benefits. With the big names in partnership as named above, they have about $50 billion in annual research for development and technology investments. It’s exciting to hear what is being worked on for the future of smart devices, and we can’t wait to see how much progress it will make in the coming years! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.