CNET is reporting that Verizon has turned on its 5G network in Los Angeles, Des Moines, IA and Hoboken, NJ, putting the carrier on target for 30 cities in 2019.
According to CNET, “Verizon’s 5G network is already live in Dallas, Omaha, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Providence, Boston, Houston and Sioux Falls.”
Verizon is taking a different approach than T-Mobile and AT&T, as it has been focusing heavily on the faster, short-range mmWave 5G spectrum. T-Mobile, in contrast, recently activated its nationwide 5G network—based on the slower, but longer-range low-band spectrum—while slowly rolling out mmWave in select cities.
Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Little Rock, Kansas City, Memphis, San Diego and Salt Lake City are all slated to receive Verizon 5G before the end of the year, leaving the company just under two weeks to meet its goal.