Samsung routers will power Verizon's 5G fixed wireless service when it arrives in homes later this year.
The Korean electronics giant announced on Wednesday that Verizon will use Samsung hardware -- including home routers and "5G Radio Access Units" -- when it rolls out itsin up to five cities before the end of 2018. So far, only Sacramento has been confirmed as one of the locations.
"Together with Verizon, we have explored the vast potential of 5G through market trials across the US," Mark Louison, a senior vice president at Samsung Electronics America, said in a statement. "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."
as new wireless networks are deployed. So-called "fixed wireless" installations in homes will be the first to roll out because they won't suffer from the battery limitations of mobile devices.
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