Verizon has added another city to its 5G map, rolling out 5G Ultra Wideband in parts of San Jose.
Verizon has been working to expand its 5G coverage, although its coverage still lags far behind AT&T and T-Mobile. This is largely as a result of the frequency Verizon is using.
Unlike its competitors, who have rolled out low-band nationwide 5G networks, Verizon is currently focusing on the high-band flavor of 5G. While it offers the fastest speeds, it has exceptionally short range and building penetration. As a result, even in the cities Verizon offers 5G Ultra Wideband, it usually only offers it in parts of those cities.
Nonetheless, San Jose is the latest city to be added to the list.
“5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in parts of Downtown San Jose, Little Saigon, Little Italy, West San Jose, North San Jose in the technology corridor, and South San Jose near landmarks such as Japanese Friendship Garden, Guadalupe River Park, Arena Green East, and outside of the CEFCU Stadium & Excite Ballpark,” says the company’s announcement.