Verizon becomes the first 5G provider as it launches services in U.S.

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Verizon has begun its fifth-generation wireless network in areas of Minneapolis and Chicago ahead of schedule, taking the "world's first commercial 5G mobile service" status from South Korea, where three leading carriers will begin service later this week.

The U.S. telecom provider's launch, also offered customers a 5G-compatible device, Motorola’s Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod which has subsequently taken away Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G smartphone as the first commercial 5G-enabled phone on the market.

Verizon’s chairman and CEO, Hans Vestberg stated, “Verizon customers will be the first in the world to have the power of 5G in their hands."

"Verizon launched the first commercial broadband 5G service last October, Verizon 5G Home, and now we're lighting up our 5G Ultra-Wideband network in Chicago and Minneapolis, providing the world's first commercial 5G mobile service with a 5G-enabled smartphone."

The company plans to launch the 5G mobile service in more than 30 U.S. cities this year.



Source: Smart Trend Team