In business, we set goals. Every meeting, every conference call, every minute of every day is spent working toward achieving these goals. In technology, often times this is a matter of living up to the hype, and for years, the goal of realizing mainstream 5G has been the goal for engineers far-and-wide. This week, this goal was achieved.
Verizon (News - Alert) announced the world’s first global 5G network went live, making it possible for those in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Houston to be “First on 5G.” Verizon 5G Home was built on the Verizon-led open 5G TF network standard, delivering superior broadband internet service.
The reason these cities are first in line for 5G service is because of state policy and local leaders willing to bet on this much-hyped technology. 5G introduces the opportunity for local business growth, new investment and enables the delivery of next generation services.
With early adoption comes privilege. These include free service for the first 3 months, free white glove installation and equipment, early access to new service and more.
“The world’s first commercial 5G service is here,” said Ronan Dunne, President, Verizon Wireless (News - Alert). “We’ve formed incredible partnerships with many of the world’s leading technology companies, the international technical standards bodies, public officials, developers and our own customers to drive the 5G ecosystem forward, faster than most had predicted. And now, actual customers. It’s been an incredible journey...and we’re just at the starting line.”
The wait for 5G has officially ended, while we are far from ubiquity the future is within sight. And full steam ahead into the 5G era we go.
Edited by Maurice Nagle