Samsung has announced that it is working with Verizon Wireless to deliver 5G in the US. The first 5G services will launch in Sacramento California in the second half of 2018.
Samsung will supply Verizon with commercial 4G FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) network solution. The two companies have been trailing the technology in the US since last year.
The industry has been discussing 5G connectivity for years, and through our joint collaboration with partners like Samsung, we are beginning to make it a reality for our customers,” said Ed Chan, Chief Technology Architect and Network Planning, Verizon. “Sacramento is an ideal place to begin deploying 5G broadband services, providing a progressive environment for creating future use cases.”
“Together with Verizon, we have explored the vast potential of 5G through market trials across the U.S.,” said Mark Louison, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks Division, Samsung Electronics America. “At the same time, Samsung applied lessons learned from these real-world trials to ensure that our complete end-to-end 5G portfolio is ready for commercial service. We are delighted to work with Verizon on this journey to create unprecedented user experiences powered by 5G.”
You can find out more details about Samsung’s and Verizon’s plans for 5G over at Samsung’s website at the link below.
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