Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) recently reported that it has been advancing 5G deployment as well as 5G innovations. The company has now partnered with Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Ericsson to drive 5G network development with speeds of around 5.06 Gbps.
Advancement in 5G technology
The latest technology uses 5G mmWave spectrum with carrier aggregation combining multiple spectrum channels. This aims at delivering enhanced efficiency for data sessions that transmit offer wireless networks. The three companies combined 8 different spectrum channels to attain these multi-gigabit speeds.
According to the companies, once the 5G technology s fully mature, it will deliver around 10 Gbps speeds. It will have latency under 5 milliseconds and 90 minutes times service deployment. The new technology will allow mobile connections to take place at 500kph and can manage more than one million devices per square kilometer. The technology can deliver data volumes of around 10 Tb/s/km2. The technology is ideal for use cases like telemedicine, autonomous vehicles, industry 4.0 applications, and virtual and augmented reality. The company and its partner are working hard to optimize the potential of developing 5G technology.
The advancement employed Ericsson Radio System portfolio 5G infrastructure equipment. It also utilizes a 5G smartphone form factor test with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF system powering it. It also features Qualcomm’s third-generation QTM532 mmWave antenna module. The companies achieved the 5.06 Gbps speed through 800 MHZ bandwidth in a 28 GHz mmWave spectrum combined with 4G LTE anchor’s 40 MHz.
Verizon determined to deliver a 5G network to customers soon
The company’s Device Technology Brian Mecum said that they have been pushing for 5G technology’s evolution from the early days. He said that they have continued driving innovations to push the 5G technology limits and bring it faster to customers. This latest development is a huge milestone that will enable the company to provide a differentiated service to its customers on mmWave.
Mecum added that the demonstration shows the advancement that Verizon has made with the latest tech, which will shape the future.