Verizon Announces 5G Roadmap; Field Trials Start in 2016

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  1. dgstorm

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    Verizon is moving fast to take us to a whole new level of wireless speed. They just issued a press statement (and a video which you can watch in the thread below), detailing their roadmap network evolution to 5G in the coming few years.

    The new network is about to roll out strong and fast, as they will commence field trials starting next year. In fact, Big Red could have an initial consumer deployment as soon as 2017. Verizon didn't give specific details on the capabilities or specs of the new 5G standard, but they had this to say,

    Check out the full press release at the source link for all the nitty gritty: Verizon sets roadmap to 5G technology in U.S.; Field trials to start in 2016 | Verizon News
     
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    Here's that video from Verizon:

     
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    Woohoo. People hitting caps even faster!
     
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    It's a beautiful thing! Verizon continues to lead the pack by consistently updating their infrastructure.
    I don't imagine we'll hear any wise cracks from John T-Mo Legere today. He's probably sitting in his office with the door locked sobbing uncontrollably.
     
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    I wish they would focus a little more on some of the dead zones they have. I think once someone can advertise TRUE coast to coast coverage they will take a huge share of the market with people who travel for work like myself...

    Not to mention NATIVE wifi calling and messaging....


    Note 4tified
     
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    This will either kill remaining unlimited plans for sure, or their plans for everyone will get really, really good.

    50X the bandwidth would allow them to easily give 10X current plans for everyone, with no concerns about capacity. The one caveat would be 4k video, but there's really no need to be viewing that on phones or tablets.

    Otherwise, the fact remains once you allow unlimited data with tethering - especially at those speeds - people will cancel home broadband and routinely start using well over 150GB a month (only millions of users instead of several hundred).

    Still an exciting development, for sure.
     
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    I am getting more dropped calls on LTE than I ever did before.
    I'm also seeing quality issues where I need to hang up and call the other party. Also on Verizon LTE.
     
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    When SkyNet becomes self aware you are going to wish you never made that statement! :p
     
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    Hopefully I can keep my unlimited data plan when I switch to 5G lol!!!!
     
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    They won't allow grandfathered unlimited plans on 5g..call it a hunch.

    How fast is 4g in Europe again?? And how fast is it here?? So 5g in America will be like European 4g??

    Why am I not liking this idea???
     
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    now you can burn through your monthly data allowance in 1 day.

    have fun.