Tag: Verizon

Report: Verizon 5G Home service too expensive to scale, attracts few users

Verizon may have been the world’s first major carrier to launch a commercial 5G network, but a new report suggests that its 5G Home service isn’t practically scalable — its short-range 5G “small cells” are expensive to install, reach too few customers, and might not be economically feasible for a nationwide rollout. That’s the harsh […]

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Opensignal: AT&T’s 5G E falls short of T-Mobile and Verizon 4G speeds

AT&T’s “5G Evolution” cellular service isn’t just controversial and arguably misleading, it’s also slower than the 4G speeds offered by rivals T-Mobile and Verizon, according to a new report today from OpenSignal. Over a one-month period spanning January 28 through February 26, OpenSignal compared the average performance of “5G E capable” phones and “all others” […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G peaks at 2.7Gbps in South Korea, U.S. speed unknown

Samsung’s introduction of the Galaxy S10 5G last month was a somewhat curious affair. The fourth model looked a little different from the S10e, S10, and S10+, but Samsung made no commitments to how its namesake 5G feature would perform. Today, we’re beginning to get a sense of the phone’s top speeds, though they’ll likely […]

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Verizon’s mobile 5G arrives April 11 with $85-$105 ‘unlimited’ service

After months of teases and relatively few details, Verizon today confirmed both a date and pricing for the launch of its mobile 5G service. The U.S. carrier will offer “unlimited” service in Chicago, Illinois and Minneapolis, Minnesota for between $85 and $105 per month, a premium of $10 over prior 4G/LTE prices, starting on April […]

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Cloud gaming will determine the new lord of digital distribution

Nearly 15 years ago, most video games were sold in brick-and-mortar stores. Valve was about to launch Steam, and people could anticipate that digital sales were the future of the gaming industry. “But it will take time,” most industry professionals said. No one could predict exactly how quickly the transformation from physical to digital gaming […]

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Verizon says mobile 5G network will cover over 30 U.S. cities in 2019

One day after confirming that it will be the first carrier to offer Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G phone, Verizon today announced that it will launch its mobile 5G network in over 30 U.S. cities during 2019. The announcement represents the first quantification of the carrier’s 5G expansion plans after it debuted a pre-standards 5G network […]

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Samsung and Verizon just flubbed 5G’s biggest chance to shine

Yesterday was a great day for Samsung: Galaxy Unpacked 2019 let the South Korean company flex its engineering and design skills while kicking off global sales of multiple flagship devices. This wasn’t a typical Unpacked event, as Samsung unveiled a folding phone, a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, and next-generation Galaxy wearables that all showed […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G debuts with a 6.7-inch screen and 3D cameras

Advance leaks revealed most of the new Galaxy S10 lineup before Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event today, but one version — the Galaxy S10 5G — is decidedly unlike the others. It’s a little larger, considerably more powerful, and arriving later than the rest: late in the first half of 2019, which is to say June, […]

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Verizon’s stalled 5G rollout reportedly covers less than 10% of Sacramento

Verizon might have been the first company to offer a commercial 5G network to paying customers, but as Sacramento residents are discovering, that network isn’t anywhere near as big as expected — and according to a new report, might not achieve city-wide coverage for years. Last year, Verizon named Sacramento as one of four initial […]

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Verizon debuts Let’s 5G! to mobilize citizen lobbying of local officials

Verizon has already launched early 5G service in parts of four U.S. cities, but since its millimeter wave 5G hardware requires thousands of new “small cell” towers — each requiring local government approval — its network expansion across the country could take a while. To speed things up, the carrier today announced Let’s 5G!, an […]

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MassTLC reveals winners of industrial 5G Robotics Challenge

Smartphones, computers, and virtual reality headsets are among the most obvious consumer devices that will benefit from faster and more responsive 5G networks, while business users are anticipating similar leaps forward in robots and sensors. To spark 5G improvements in industrial settings, technology council MassTLC partnered with 5G base station maker Ericsson and carrier Verizon […]

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Verizon: 5G Home won’t expand until second half of 2019

Last October, Verizon became the first major carrier to launch commercial 5G services — a feat achieved using pre-standards “5G Home” hardware, which the company said it would upgrade to standards-based 5G technology whenever it became available. During today’s Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call with analysts, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said that standards-based 5G home hardware […]

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Verizon’s Visible Network is Now Carrying Several Different iPhone Models

In early 2018, Verizon introduced a brand new MVNO option for folks who would like to use Verizon’s network, but not necessarily sign up for the service. At the time, Visible didn’t actually offer any devices directly. You simply just had to bring your iPhone to connect to the network. However, it did start at […]

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