Verizon has become the first carrier in the world to connect its wireless customers to 5G, after it enabled the next generation network ahead of schedule in some Chicago and Minneapolis neighborhoods.
The move puts the U.S. ahead of South Korea, which had hoped its three wireless carriers would be the first to flip the 5G switch.
5G (from “5th Generation”) is the latest generation of cellular mobile communications.
5G performance, which succeeds the succeeds the 4G system, targets high data rate, reduced latency, energy saving, cost reduction, higher system capacity, and massive device connectivity.
Their advantage is that 5G networks achieve much higher data rates than previous cellular networks, up to 10 Gbit/s; which is faster than current cable internet, and 100 times faster than the previous cellular technology, as well as faster response time.
Hello world. The first phone on 5G has landed. The unprecedented performance of #5GUltraWideband can now be yours on the moto z³ with the 5G moto mod.
— Verizon (@verizon) April 3, 2019