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Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm set new 5G peak download speeds at 5 Gbps

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm set new 5G peak download speeds at 5 Gbps

Verizon marks another 5G speed improvement.

Angela Long / CNET

Verizon is constantly improving the 5G speed of its millimeter-wave network, with the company reaching a new peak of 5.06 gigabits per second in download speeds today. The new record, made in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm, comes a week later Verizon boasted of 4Gbps download speeds Over the millimeter-wave during the apple IPhone 12 Throwing.

Unlike the 4Gbps decision that the carrier claims can be found in some cities today, the new peak download speed came in the “lab environment” using Qualcomm’s upcoming X60 5G modem. Verizon claims that the pair of wireless spectrum, which the company claims is possible “among the many 5G devices available today” using Qualcomm’s current X55 chipset, has been accelerated using carrier aggregation that combines its millimeter-wave signal and 4G LTE anchor.

5G technology will have the ability to “reach speeds of up to 10 Gbps” when the wireless carrier is “fully mature” and will have a “delay of less than 5 milliseconds” for instant connections.

While an impressive milestone, it is unclear when these speed improvements will come to its current 5G cities.


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Despite last week introducing a nationwide 5G network using some of its low-band spectrum, Verizon continues to pursue its millimeter-wave technology, which is significantly faster than the low-band 5G, but the range is strictly limited. Verizon has millimeter-wave 5G (or as it is called “Ultra Whiteband”; sometimes called “MM Wave”) available in 55 cities, with plans to reach 60 cities by the end of 2020. However, you need to be in the right block and outdoors to use the connection as the signal does not travel long distances, cannot penetrate into buildings, and may be affected if items such as leaves arrive.

The lower-band 5G network that Verizon calls “5G Nationwide” is available to more than 200 million people, but its current speed and coverage are often equivalent to a good 4G LTE connection. Verizon’s millimeter-wave 5G Must have the right plan as well As long as you have a 5G phone its nationwide 5G network will work on all older plans.

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