Verizon today announced that it plans to launch 5G in three to five cities by the end of next year.
The rollout will begin in Sacramento, California in the second half of 2018. Verizon estimates the market opportunity for initial 5G residential broadband services to be approximately 30 million households nationwide.
As a first application of the 5G wireless, these services will use radio signals, rather than copper or fiber cables, to provide customers with unprecedented wireless speeds for Internet access.
Verizon has successfully trialed 5G residential applications in 11 markets in 2017. The commercial launch is based on customer experience and on Verizon’s confidence in new technology powered by millimeter-wave spectrum.