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Verizon Picks Ericsson for Commercial Fixed 5G Rollout

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Verizon Picks Ericsson for Commercial Fixed 5G Rollout Image Credit: Ericsson

Verizon has selected Ericsson to provide networking equipment for their commercial fixed 5G launch using the pre-standard 5G commercial RAN and core network in select markets in second half of 2018.

During the past year, Ericsson and Verizon have conducted fixed-wireless 5G trials using mmWave spectrum in multiple cities and residential neighborhoods with different geographies and housing densities. This has been a critical step in Verizon’s plan to deploy a first-of-its-kind fixed wireless broadband network.

These trials have also been instrumental in understanding 5G technologies and mmWave propagation used in the Verizon 5GTF and the coming 3GPP 5G NR standard.

These new technologies are expected to be critical in meeting the increasing connectivity requirements for emerging, mobile and fixed wireless, consumer broadband experiences, such as streaming high-definition video, immersive virtual/augmented reality, and connected cloud computing.

Ed Chan, SVP Technology Strategy and Planning for Corporate Networking and Technology
5G will change the way we work, interact, learn and play. Through our work with Ericsson, we are creating a clear roadmap and building a robust ecosystem that will enable us to maximize the potential of 5G.

Fredrik Jejdling, EVP and Head of Business Area Networks, Ericsson 
Our pioneering work with 5G will make US consumers and businesses among the first in the world to benefit from the transformative services of the new technology. It further illustrates how our global 5G portfolio, designed to support 5G NR as standardized in 3GPP, enables first movers in the early commercialization of 5G networks.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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