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The new 5G communication technology has already started rolling out, revolutionizing the way our world will communicate and grow. Impacting industries from education to public safety and helping us develop new technologies and services that will further blend our physical and digital worlds together. Verizon is one of the telecommunication companies at the forefront of the wireless 5G communication revolution, helping to create a future where billions of devices will be able to communicate simultaneously using the Verizon 5G ultra wideband network.
Over the next few years, Verizon 5G will be expanding its reach around the world changing the way we communicate, interact with our surroundings and use mobile devices on both a consumer and industrial level. The low latency Ultra Wideband Verizon 5G wireless technology will enable us to accomplish tasks previously unavailable using slower previous generation 3G and 4G wireless technology, with 5G offering a “quantum leap compared to 4G connectivity” says Verizon.
Over the past few months, Verizon 5G has been rolling out to cities in the United States and is in the process of being adopted by industry to help push forward research and development as well as enhance already available methods using real-time communication. But what does Verizon 5G, 5th generation wireless connectivity have to offer and how will it differ from the current wireless technologies we are now using in the form of 4G.
The first thing most people ask when discussing Verizon 5G for the first time is what sort of speeds will be available. One way to quantify the difference in terms of download speeds with current generation 4G wireless connectivity is that Verizon 5G will deliver speeds roughly 20 times faster. But that’s not the only benefit, the new Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network will also offer super low latency dropping from 100ms – 50ms on 4G networks down to less than 10ms latency of 5G. Possibly falling into the single digit milliseconds as the new 5G wireless technology rolls out further afield over the next few years, making lag times nearly impossible to detect. Data moves so quickly on 5th generation wireless communication, the technology will usher in a Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group President, Verizon Wireless.
To put this into perspective downloading a 90-minute movie on your mobile phone using 4G will take approximately 3 to 4 minutes, downloading the same video using Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband will take just 10 seconds or less. The 5G Ultra Wideband runs on a much higher frequency, utilizing higher bandwidths than 4G LTE and the low latency will reduce lag time to 10 milliseconds offering real-time instant connectivity and a network with a far higher capacity.
Verizon was the first company to deploy 5G connectivity in the United States, turning on the world’s first 5G Home network, on October 1, 2018. However, the new 5G generation of connectivity is still in its infancy and is available in just a handful of cities across the United States at the current time, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Houston and Indianapolis, with more being added in the coming months. (Check to see if the Verizon 5G wireless network is in your area visit the official Verizon 5G website to enter your Zip code.) Just last month the very first flagship smartphones and modems equipped with Verizon 5G wireless technology were showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) mobile technology show.
Just a month earlier during CES 2019 in Las Vegas Verizon 5G announced partnerships with the New York Times and Disney Studio Lab to help push their businesses into the future changing how they operate and allowing them to adopt new technologies thanks to the connectivity provided by the Ultra Wideband Verizon 5G wireless service.
Over the past few years, Verizon has been laying the infrastructure and foundations of the Verizon5G wireless network, which will be capable of connecting millions of devices per km2, when compared to the hundreds of thousands using current wireless technologies. 5G offers a more reliable wireless communication that can be accessed from trains, planes and automobiles with ease thanks to its increased transmission speeds, reliability and robust connectivity. Verizon has already installed 37.2 million miles of fiber optic cable to strengthen its existing network and create a solid foundation for the new Verizon 5G rollout. It is building a vast system of small cells to form a denser network, a crucial part of 5G Ultra Wideband deployment and securing a large amount of millimeter wave spectrum, the backbone of what makes 5G communication ultra-fast.
“We are taking a progressive approach to rolling out 5G, with plans to expand both residential broadband and mobile deployments in 2019 and beyond. The network ecosystem is developing quickly, and we’re working with partners and start-ups to discover new use cases and opportunities every day. So, in a future where billions of devices demand more data, our 5G Ultra Wideband network will be ready” explains Verizon.
Companies are already investing in 5G and adopting the new Verizon 5G wireless communication service and low latency connectivity, that will aid the advancement of surgical navigation technologies to reduce uncertainty in medical procedures. As well as allow medical professional and doctors to see augmented reality overlays in operating theatres and hospitals. Rendering patient data holographically over the patient’s body revealing internal organs in real time thanks to the low latency of 5G.
Smart devices powered by the Internet of Things will be able to communicate in real time with each other. Monitoring vital systems, aiding advances in VR, AR, AI, gaming and robotics and generating new technologies and markets. In addition to safely guiding autonomous vehicle, assisting emerging technologies and connecting billions of devices around the world in unison.
Machinery and drones will be controlled by pilots located in different countries through real-time communication, enabling surveying, thermal mapping and other applications suitable for drones even easier and almost autonomous, removing the need to put humans in harm’s way and expanding the capabilities of flying sensors, aerial robotics and 5G connected drones.
To enhance the global news reporting the New York Times has already partnered with Verizon to create a 5G Lab to provide live news reports and change the way its journalists gather intelligence. Enabling them to report in real time, bringing news instantaneously to viewers around the world. As well as taking multimedia storytelling to the next level making be implementing augmented reality and virtual reality media into sites making it more accessible and easier to upload or access from any location and speeding the immediacy of world news.
Worldwide collaboration will also be more accessible thanks to 5G communication for both businesses and consumers allowing faster software, media, social and application development from websites to movies with creative teams based thousands of miles apart. Disney Studio Lab has also announced a partnership with Verizon 5G as a core innovation partner to help push forward its production facility connections, 5G cloud-based production and capture. 5G will allow designers and media producers to create a wide variety of different experiences that will be immediately accessible without any need to wait for downloads.
If you consider current mobile connectivity speeds are fast using 4G the rollout of 5G will provide even more astonishingly fast connectivity and provide a backbone for a wealth of innovations and applications that will shape the future of both the planet and technology in the future. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology, but users will know it as one of the “fastest, most robust technologies” the world has ever seen says Verizon. With the worldwide rollout of 5G connectivity upon us with Verizon recently launching the first 5G network in the United States it’s only a matter of time before we will be able to benefit from the work and infrastructure that has already been built.
Verizon 5G wireless communication has already started to revolutionize our world in ways previously only dreamt of, offering a wealth of opportunity, discovery and new applications from new start-ups to well-established household names, both in their laboratories and most importantly, in the real world. “By 2035, 5G will enable $12.3 trillion of global economic output and support 22 million jobs worldwide. Much of that growth will come from the digitization of transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and other physical industries.” – Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group President, Verizon Wireless.
If you or your company has ideas or projects currently under development that could benefit from low latency Ultra Wideband Verizon 5G. Verizon is running a 5G Challenge, for those with unique and compelling applications offering up to $1 million in funding to seed your project, as well as access to the Verizon 5G service and more. “Calling all innovators. Enter the Built on 5G Challenge, a nationwide search for the biggest and brightest ideas that will bring the true power of 5G to life. Winners will be awarded up to a total of $1 million, gain access to our 5G Labs and more.” For more information on the 5G Challenge visit the official Verizon website.
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