All major mobile carriers in the United States have been working on 5G networks but they’ve yet to start rolling them out. Verizon, the country’s largest mobile carrier, has said that it’s going to launch its 5G service in five cities across the United States by next year. The rollout will start with Sacramento, California in the second half of next year.
Verizon hasn’t provided any more information beyond this. The information that is provided so far suggests that the 5G network will go live in all five cities by the end of next year. It’s yet to confirm the names of the remaining four cities.
“The targeted initial launches we are announcing today will provide a strong framework for accelerating 5G’s future deployment on the global standards,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon’s chief technology officer.
The carrier hasn’t even detailed which technologies it’s going to be using to fire up this next-generation network and what kind of speeds its customers can expect to get.
It does say that details about the launch in Sacramento and the announcement of additional markets will be provided at a later date. The carrier has already trialed its 5G residential applications across 11 different markets this year. The commercial launch will be based on customer experience.