Verizon activates the world's first 5G network

Verizon activates the world's first 5G network

The residents of Los Angeles, Sacramento, Houston and Indianapolis are set to receive better download speeds and increased reliability when Verizon launch their brand new 5G network.

The operator has said it has launched its 5G Home network across the four cities, making it the very first of its kind in the world.

If you're unsure about all this 5G stuff then take a look at our quick guide here.

5G home will cost roughly $50 per month for Verizon Wireless customers, who hold a compatible smartphone plan, while everyone else will pay $70 a month,

The network is built upon the 5G TF standard which Verizon has been pushing for some time, over the 3GPP 5G NR standard that will take some time to incorporate into network equipment.

Verizon has gone on to say that it will upgrade it’s customers free-of-charge when the 3GPP 5G NE standard becomes more mainstream.

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