On the made its first call using the next-generation network technology., Verizon has
used a smartphone paired with a to make video calls and do some .
"This test is also one step closer to getting upgraded speed and connectivity that will affect all aspects of our daily lives," said Shakil Barkat, vice president of global product development for Motorola, in a statement.
The term 5G refers to the fifth generation of cellular technology, which promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. It could be as much as 10 to 100 times speedier than your typical cellular connection, and even faster than anything you can get with a physical fiber-optic cable going into your house.
Verizon last month got things rolling with a limitedthat played a little fast and loose with the definition of 5G. It plans to start offering .
Also last month, AT&T said itusing a commercial-grade hotspot device.