When it comes to mobile networks in the U.S., Verizon is one of the best. But, what makes it the best should be measured by certain standards. You may consider other things, but normally, Internet speeds are an issue in most regions, cities, and states.
In a recent wireless network testing, both Verizon and AT&T gained first place, which is not surprising at all. This would be because both have reached the widest coverage. In fact, Verizon chief network officer Nicola Palmer, they are on track at offering fixed wireless broadband solutions over 5G networks by 2018.
Currently, the network carrier is already testing the 5G offering in 11 cities all over the United States. The carrier is also delivering Internet connection to a bunch of non-paying customers by using the 28GHz band, 120 nodes, and hundreds of cell sites.
Several cities in the U.S. were also tested for the 5G network, including Washington, D.C., Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, and Ann Arbor. The results of the tests were so promising thus far. As a matter of fact, even users situated at 2,000 feet or around 610m away from the base station are still able to achieve maximum download speeds of around 1Gbps.
In addition, Verizon also has plans of testing 5G service in 2018, despite already having initial trials in 2017. Testing 5G service was also made possible via a moving vehicle by partnering with Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson and chipset maker Intel.
The test conducting inside the vehicle was able to reach high data speeds of 6.4Gbps, according to a network operator, which was running at 60mph. The parties who tested the data were able to measure this via beam tracking technology, where the base station focuses its data transmission on a particular device. Thus, they were able to reduce latency and increase the network speed.