Verizon Wireless has switched on its ‘5G Ultra Wideband’ network in select areas of New York City, Panama City (Florida) and Boise (Idaho), bringing the total number of locations covered by its fifth-generation infrastructure to 13. In New York, the service is available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and around several landmarks throughout the city. Verizon adds that the Panama City rollout represents part of a USD25 million commitment to aid the recovery from Hurricane Michael.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, on 3 April 2019 Verizon switched on its 5G network in select areas of Minneapolis and Chicago – a week ahead of schedule – as it sought to secure global 5G bragging rights over South Korea’s mobile operators. Going forward, the cellco aims to cover 30 markets with 5G mobile technology by end-2019.