Verizon launches 5G Home service in Detroit

11 Jun 2020

Verizon has extended its fixed-wireless ‘5G Home’ service to a sixth city, Detroit. The telco notes that the platform is capable of delivering peak speeds of up to 1Gbps, although users should expect ‘typical’ speeds of around 300Mbps. Going forward, customers in parts of Indianapolis and Los Angeles will gain access to an ‘enhanced’ (i.e. standards based) 5G Home service in the coming months, and by the end of 2020, the technology will be available in ten cities nationwide.

TeleGeography notes that the telco launched the fixed-wireless service – which it claimed was the world’s first commercial 5G broadband internet service – on 1 October 2018. The initial rollout was built on the telco’s ‘Ultra Wideband 5G’ network and used its own 5G TF (Technical Forum) proprietary standard; this service was initially made available in parts of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

It is understood that the 5G Home network leverages the operator’s millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum holdings in the 28GHz band.

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