Verizon is the First U.S. Carrier to Post 5G Spec

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like Verizon is the first U.S. carrier to officially publish and promote their 5G specification. Here's a quote from Adam Koeppe, Verizon’s vp of network technology planning:

    The completion of the 5G radio specification is a key milestone toward the development of a complete 5G specification. The level of collaboration that we are seeing exceeds what we saw during 4G. This agile way of developing the specification and working with the ecosystem will enable us to get to market rapidly.

    In the mean-time, other carriers aren't too far behind. Both AT&T and T-Mobile plan to expand or continue 5G testing with Nokia this year. Big Red was the first U.S. carrier to get on board the LTE bandwagon several years ago. It looks like they want to stay ahead of the curve again.

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    Maybe with 5G we can finally get unlimited back lol.
     
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    I doubt it. They've been gearing up by adjusting pricing plans for the past year, before 5G arrives.... I foresee multi trillion dollar profits in store for big red in the next couple years.

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    Don't you think that by trying to increase profits with pricing plan changes and new offers that they're trying to capitalize on 4G before 5G hits and takes away a lot of the reasoning behind throttling and cell tower saturation (reasons they justify the prices)?

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    I think once 4G hits the prices will go up and data allotments will not increase.

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    Well, this confirms me to hold off on any phone till next year!
     
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    I think it will be 2 years before 5G starts to roll out in a large scale.

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    I don't doubt it.

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    The new data plan increase makes more sense now, other than just trying to match AT&T

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    Can you expand upon that?

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    5G=higher data usage=need for larger plans


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    They'll still throttle 5G, that's a given. That or they'll finally enact that 2 lane hwy scenario that they wanted to do during the whole net neutrality brouhaha. Anything to make more money.

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