Verizon says 5G will arrive in 30 cities in late 2019

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told investors on Thursday that Verizon’s 5G network will be deployed in 30 cities this year. However, the company did not say which cities will be first, or how widely the technology will be deployed in the selected places. Verizon "confirmed that the flavor of 5G the company is talking about is what's considered standards-based mobile 5G service. This is different from the nonstandard form of the technology the company deployed last year when it launched its wireless home internet service as an alternative to traditional wired broadband."

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