Verizon to launch 5G residential broadband service in 2018
Verizon plans to launch 5G wireless residential broadband service in three to five U.S. markets in 2018. The first deployment will happen in Sacramento, Calif. in the second half of 2018. The other markets that'll be lucky enough to be among the first with Verizon 5G access will be announced at a later date.
This launch will follow the successful 5G trials that Verizon conducted in 11 markets in 2017. Verizon says that it's confident in new technology based on millimeter-wave spectrum.
There are still lots of details about Verizon's 5G rollout that haven't been revealed, but it's still kind of exciting to hear a U.S. carrier laying out some more concrete plans for a 5G rollout. Expect to hear more about Verizon's plans as we get closer to its first 5G launch in Sacramento in the second half of 2018.