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EE and Verizon expand 5G to new cities

16 October 2020

Verizon has rolled out its millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to 19 new cities in the U.S., while U.K. telecom EE has deployed 5G to 12 additional cities. The next generation wireless technology continues to expand despite the lockdowns in effect globally, and social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Verizon’s mmWave technology is expected to handle data volumes 100 times larger than 4G capabilities with ultra-low latencies.

New cities with mmWave deployment include: Arlington, Texas; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Anaheim, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Hartford, Connecticut; Jersey City, New Jersey; Las Vegas, Nevada; Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Philadelphia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; San Francisco, California; Sarasota, Florida; St. Louis, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; and Tucson, Arizona.

Verizon now has expanded its mmWave technology to 55 cities, which the company claims allows users to download and stream movies and TV shows in seconds as well as collaborate remotely in real time. By the end of this year, Verizon said it will launch mmWave to more than 60 cities.

Meanwhile, EE has turned on its 5G network to 12 new towns and cities across the U.K. including: Aberdeen; Aldershot; Barrhead; Blackpool; Castleford; Crawley; Mirfield; Oxford; Porthcawl; Shipley; Stafford; and Warwick.

In total, EE has now expanded its 5G service to 112 towns and cities in the U.K. and over the last year has more than doubled its amount of 5G sites.

EE said the top three uses for 5G today are video streaming, social networking and web browsing and its 5G network is twice as fast as 4G with expectations being that as 5G technology matures, it will only get faster.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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