We have had the 4G internet speed for some time now and the uptake has been commendable. Faster download speeds have been recorded while updating a status on Facebook is within the fraction of a second.
But that’s not the fastest we can go with our Internet. There are still immense possibilities of much faster crazy-like speeds somewhere out there. Various Internet Service Providers realize this and are ever working out ways to cut through the ability, reports CNN.
One such pioneer is Verizon, a US-based mobile broadband provider. Its promises of 5G have been swirling in the last few years but it seems we are edging closer to that.
According to an announcement made on Wednesday, Verizon will start conducting field experiments of its fifth-generation wireless service in 11 markets across the country, covering both the rural and populated urban centers.
If you thought 4G is faster, get prepared for the 5G surprise which is reported to offer speeds 40 times higher than those of 4G. The researchers expect that it will impact every piece of 21st century innovation including self-driven cars and robots.
The targeted users for the test are in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Bernardsville, New Jersey; Brockton, Massachusetts; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Miami; Sacramento; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.
These tests will be done within the first half of 2017.
The selected pilot customers will be those dwelling with the reach of the new 5G towers and will all be notified of their participation.
Verizon has in the past done 5G tests in labs and prototype environment. The firm now wants to take the test into the field after which it will be rolled out everywhere, a move expected to take place not sooner than 2020.
AT&T has also thrown itself in the race, with plans to begin the tests outside the lab. Its Austin customers will be among the first targets for the pilot.
With first broadband, you will be able to download high quality videos at much faster speeds. It also means you will pay more for the data.