Despite Uncertain Mobile Support, Verizon 5G Rollout is a Milestone
Verizon 5G is launching in a few select cities across America, and although there is no clear development for mobile support it is still a big step forward.
It's been less than a year since Verizon promised a 5G service in five cities, which means they are ahead of schedule (and short a city) but Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento are all eligible for the new internet service. The end-to-end 5G solution promises 300Mbps at a peak 1Gbps speed, utilizing Inseego broadband equipment for about $70. Inseego has quietly been rolling out hotspots and modems under the MiFi and Novatel brands, making its mark for Verizon's original 4G/LTE rollout.
“I can’t put enough supers: super-super-super exciting. This is the first true mobile broadband wireless technology," said Inseego CEO Dan Mondor in an interview with VentureBeat. "What it can do, not only on the consumer side of things, but also industrial IoT applications, with the bandwidth and ultra-low latency … Think about autonomous vehicles and other such applications. Throughput alone isn’t the determining factor.”