Verizon has announced it has activated uploads on its Ultra Wideband 5G network.
San Diego is the 35th city where Verizon has rolled out Ultra Wideband 5G. Ultra Wideband uses mmWave spectrum, the fastest flavor of 5G. mmWave provides speeds measured in gigabits, rather than megabits. Until now, however, Verizon has only offered its Ultra Wideband for downloads.
“Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network is synonymous with fast download speeds, but one of the biggest requests we’ve had since launching our 5G network is when uplink for 5G uploads will be available on Verizon,” writes Kevin King, on the company site. “Starting today, customers can upload content using Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. This makes it easier to upload high-def videos to social networks, back-up work and school projects to the cloud and play massive multiplayer games.
“Initially, customers should see upload speeds on 5G about 30 percent faster than 4G LTE. 5G upload is available in all 35 Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband cities, in our Chicago 5G Home market and in any stadium or arena with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service.”
This is good news for Verizon’s customers who have access to the company’s fastest 5G network.