Don't hold your breath for Verizon 5G Home service
So Verizon yesterday officially launched it's 5g home service.
Installation began yesterday.
But after talking with one of the network executives yesterday, I got the sense of just how limited this would be.
As a reminder this is in 4 cities, LA, Sacramento, Indianapolis and Dallas But I found out, even within those cities, it's a few neighborhoods and it's using this proprietary 5G technology that they're not actually gonna be expanding.
They're not gonna actually roll that out to anymore, what the few markets that are Or involved with the commercial launch now that is all we were going to get for the share.
I am also curious, how close to this is actual 5G?
Because this is not the industry standard 5G that we are expecting later.
So is this closer to 4G?
Or is it closer to 5G?
No it's a great question, it's definately more similiar to 5G, it uses that super high frequency
Radio airwaves to broadcast huge amounts of bandwidth.
So, it's definitely more akin to 5G.
In fact, all they really need to do is put out a software update next year to get on to the standard.
So, it's not a huge tweak, but it means that if you were looking to get 5G home And you're not eligible, then you're basically stuck with waiting till next year until to they actually roll out the industry standard and actually expand the service elsewhere.
Okay, when does the industry standard hit mobile phones, though?
AT&T's looking to launch later this year, but it's probably gonna be very limited, just like what Verizon's doing I'd expect broader adoption next year.
But even then it's gonna be kinda sporadic.
And then it's going to be more broadly available 2020.
And if you're an Apple customer expect it to show up.
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