Verizon Claims Victory In Race To 5G Specification

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racing flag2Earlier this week, Verizon announced it had completed its 5G-radio specification, reports FierceWireless.com, claiming it is the first U.S. carrier to complete the specification. The completed spec comes after a year’s worth of work by the company’s 5G Technology Forum, a group that includes Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, LG, Nokia, Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies.

Verizon said the completed radio specification will enable the industry to move closer toward the deployment of 5G technology. In the short term, it will enable chipset and network vendors, as well as mobile operators, “to develop interoperable solutions and contribute to pre-standard testing and fabrication,” Fierce Wireless reports.

“The completion of the 5G radio specification is a key milestone toward the development of a complete 5G specification,” said Adam Koeppe, vice president of Network Technology Planning, who is leading the 5G trial efforts, in a press release. “The level of collaboration that we are seeing exceeds what we saw during 4G. This agile way of developing the specification and working with the ecosystem will enable us to get to market rapidly.”

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