Verizon on Tuesday announced the launch of its “nationwide” 5G network, which covers more than 200 million people in 1,800 cities across the country. Competitors AT&T and T-Mobile previously announced nationwide 5G networks. These networks are built using lower frequency spectrum bands, meaning signals travel farther but provide only a relatively small jump in speeds compared to 4G.
Verizon also announced its superfast, “wide band” 5G network is now available in 55 cities, 43 stadiums and arenas and seven airports. This network will allow for dramatically faster uploads and downloads, improved live gaming and other perks.
We can finally say, 5G just got real,” Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said during the Apple event.
Mobile providers are counting on the 5G iPhone to help increase adoption of the new wireless network technology.