5G is, undoubtedly, the future of telecom. Several countries are already working towards this technology, around the world. Verizon, along with its technology partners, has officially begun work on transforming the 5G network into a reality. The partners, which include Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, Samsung, and Qualcomm, among others, have, apparently, already achieved much success in this field and now hope to integrate the network in real-world Scenarios.

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The technology giants are working together to push the technical standards of the 5G network further. “Verizon continues to accelerate innovation around 5G technology by working closely with our partners,” said Ed Chan, Senior Vice President, Technology Strategy, and Planning.

According to him, Verizon along with its technology partners will be the first to launch 5G network all over the globe. The companies are constantly working towards bringing new solutions to the market to facilitate the needs of the customers. In order to ensure the success of the same, the company has already begun technical field trials in real-world environments.

Real-world environments, according to Verizon, can be anything from fixed wireless and mobile 5G systems to signals transferred between outdoor and indoor locations. In other words, the new technology is put to use in everything from smartphones to the internet. A good example of this would be the, recently launched, 5G home-router by Samsung.

Apple was also reported to have begun testing 5G networks in several regions of California. Initially, the 5G testing trials began in residential and commercial buildings through the use of millimeter wave bands. Factors that help one gauge the quality of the network has been taken into consideration as well.

For example, antenna innovation, beam-forming, wideband spectrums, deployment flexibility among other things have been put into perspective.

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Verizon emphasizes upon 5G innovation as being the foundation of the society’s future connectivity. With the mission to initiate this change, the company plans on collaborating with their peer operators in Asian markets to implement 5G technology by the end of 2017.

“We plan to expand this testing significantly over the next several months." We still have to wait a bit more for 5G. Stay tuned for more tech news and updates.

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