Verizon achieved an industry first, hitting 4.2Gbps speeds on its live 5G network.
Ericsson was recently in the news for achieving 4.3Gbps 5G speeds, setting a new record. One big difference, however, is that Ericsson’s results were achieved in a lab, whereas Verizon’s 4.2Gbps was achieved on a live network. Verizon conducted the test in partnership with Samsung, Motorola and Qualcomm.
“We’re continuing to expand our 5G Ultra Wideband network, built to enable unique and transformational experiences for our customers,” said Adam Koeppe, Senior Vice President of Technology Planning at Verizon. “We are only beginning to scratch the surface of what 5G can do, demonstrated by this latest milestone.
“We continue to innovate and introduce advanced technologies on our 5G network that will help us reach never-before seen mobile capabilities and create new and exciting use cases across the consumer and enterprise landscape. Using 5G carrier aggregation, we are able to achieve unprecedented mobile speeds and bring the massive bandwidth available with mmWave spectrum to life.”
The fastest type of 5G, mmWave, has held the promise of gigabit speeds. It’s good to see Verizon delivering on that promise.