Verizon announced this week it will improve its 5G service by amplifying the signal and increasing the footprint, thanks to the addition of FRTek and SureCall signal repeaters. The move is in response to demand for wider and faster coverage due to changes in the connectivity landscape because of COVID-19. Verizon said its 5G Ultra Wideband network is ideal for people working remotely, schooling at home or video conferencing and can enable speeds up to 4 Gbps.
“We have carefully engineered and thoroughly tested the SureCall Horizon 5G mmWave network signal booster to expand 5G coverage and help Verizon deliver next-generation speeds very cost effectively,” said SureCall CEO and founder, Hongtao Zhan. “In addition, SureCall’s network booster is also power efficient. It has the capability to run on solar with no connection to the power grid. We’re happy to receive Verizon’s production order and look forward to delivering our high performance booster.”
Expressing similar sentiments, FRTek CEO Mila Woo added, “FRTek is thrilled that Verizon has chosen PrimAer as part of the Verizon 5G strategy. We look forward to being part of Verizon’s 5G expansion in the U.S.”
“Since initially launching 5G service more than two years ago,” said Senior Vice President of Planning and Technology for Verizon, Adam Koeppe, “We have more than doubled coverage in many of our initial mmWave markets by adding significantly more small cells. Now, by deploying signal repeaters to bolster the existing network’s performance, we will continue to extend the service of our 5G Ultra Wideband network in a cost-effective, fast and efficient way, extending service to even more customers. It’s a great addition to our robust network design.”