Verizon's 5G fixed wireless internet for business expands to five more cities

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The summation of Gresham, Oregon; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Nashville, Tennessee brings the fig of cities with entree to 47.


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Verizon has announced the enlargement of its 5G Business Internet work to 5 caller locations: Gresham, Oregon; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansa; and Nashville, Tennessee articulation 42 different cities that present connection the fixed wireless net product.

Fixed wireless internet is conscionable what it sounds like: It's location (or business, successful Verizon's case) net work that, alternatively of connecting your location to a web of cables, connects your location to Verizon's 5G cellular information network. Verizon isn't the lone institution to connection FWI: T-Mobile besides offers fixed 5G internet, but it targets its merchandise chiefly to consumers.  

"The enlargement of 5G Business Internet is up of schedule, and we volition proceed to adhd availability successful caller cities passim the year, but this is conscionable the start. The upcoming deployment of our caller spectrum assets volition beryllium a large catalyst for 5G fixed-wireless growth," said Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer of Verizon Business successful a property release. 

SEE: Edge computing adoption to summation done 2026; organizations cautious astir adding 5G to the mix (TechRepublic Premium)

Verizon's 5G FWI uses its ultra wideband 5G connection, which is designed to beryllium overmuch faster than a modular 5G connection, but with a tradeoff of constricted range. It's cleanable for offices and homes, successful different words.

Verizon is moving accelerated successful expanding its 5G services: Only a fewer months agone successful April, 21 caller markets were added to its 5G Business Internet sum map. In its announcement, Verizon said it plans to proceed expanding arsenic it "readies deployment of its precocious acquired C-Band assets." 

The C-band is further awesome bandwidth that exists betwixt 3.7 and 3.98 GHz, and is designed to broaden 5G channels to amended access. In the opening of 2021 a C-band auction for frequencies betwixt the aforementioned GHz, which Forbes contributor Bob O'Donnell said are a cardinal portion of the 5G networks of astir countries successful the world, but the United States. 

"The bully quality for consumers and businesses is that the merchandise and usage of these caller frequencies should yet bring the melodramatic displacement successful 5G show for which we've each been waiting," O'Donnell said.

SEE: 5G: What it means for borderline computing (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Verizon besides announced a caller 5G Business Internet bundle that bundles video and dependable conferencing services on with internet. It includes BlueJeans Meetings by Verizon and 1 Verizon OneTalk enactment astatine the aforesaid terms arsenic regular 5G Business Internet service.

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