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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Verizon and Nokia complete first over-the-air data transmission on a commercial 5G NR network



"Nokia and Verizon have had a tremendous summer for 5G innovations and technology advancements," said Marc Rouanne, president of Mobile Networks, Nokia. "We are thrilled to be on the forefront of this new technology, helping Verizon make yet another significant stride towards becoming the first-mover to the market." 

This week, the two companies completed the first over-the-air, end-to-end data transmission on a commercial 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) network in Washington DC, sending the signal over commercially deployed Nokia radio equipment and Verizon's millimeter wave spectrum and 5G network core to a Nokia test van parked in downtown Washington.  

First to launch 5G residential broadband service in four U.S. markets

Verizon has announced it will be first to launch 5G residential broadband service in four markets in the U.S. – Los Angeles, Sacramento, Houston and Indianapolis – in the second half of 2018, followed by a mobile 5G solution.

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