PHOENIX, Feb. 7, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verizon engineers continue to drive the evolution of 5G Ultra-Broadband technology by achieving 1.26 Gbps upload speeds. As data uploads become increasingly important for video chats, large file uploads or live video streaming, this significant achievement is another milestone in Verizon’s commitment to providing a genuinely differentiated service for consumers. customers.
“We have achieved remarkable download speeds using various spectrum combinations across our world-class spectrum portfolio,” said Adam Koeppe, Verizon’s senior vice president of technology planning. “This new achievement indicates how much additional throughput we can unlock for our customers in the uplink as we add different combinations of spectrum.”
Lab work and field testing focused on optimizing the customer experience and used 20 MHz of LTE spectrum and 400 MHz of mmWave spectrum from the 28 GHz band. Testing used currently commercially available devices and was completed in an environment live network test.
Previous tests have shown extraordinary download speeds with various spectrum combinations reaching remarkable Download speeds of 4.3 Gbps adding Verizon’s mid-band C-band spectrum with high-band mmWave spectrum. As more C-band spectrum becomes available and deployed, customers will continue to see increases in upload and download speeds.
Integrating C Band
Verizon won band C licenses for 140-200 MHz in all available markets, and started in the first 46 areas rolling out up to 60 MHz, rapidly expanding to an additional 30 markets deploying up to 100 MHz in many of those. In the coming years, as satellite companies clear additional spectrum, Verizon will be able to deploy 5G Ultra Wideband across all the available bandwidth it has licensed, up to 200 MHz. Every piece of equipment deployed today is capable of using all 200 Full MHz of bandwidth.
When accessing the full breadth of the spectrum, customers can expect peak download speeds to reach 2.4 gigabits per second, compared to the 900 megabits per second experienced with 60 megahertz deployed, all while supporting many more users and applications. . At the same time, the standalone core 5G is being rolled out. So by the end of the year, customers should see a network with incredible speeds, both downlink and uplink.
Better spectrum position, better spectrum efficiency
With the recent acquisition of C-band spectrum, Verizon now leads the industry with the strongest spectrum portfolio in low-, mid-, and high-band spectrum. Verizon has a total of 2035 MHz of spectrum: 294 MHz of Sub 6 GHz spectrum (low and mid band) and 1741 MHz of mmWave spectrum (high band).
Low Band: Verizon’s low band spectrum (700 MHz national licenses and 850 MHz spectrum) continues to provide the best 4G LTE experience in the industry and is now also compatible with 5G service nationwide, giving customers in more than 2,700 markets access to 5G. Low band signals travel great distances and penetrate through walls and dense foliage very effectively.
High Band: Verizon’s mmWave build is a critical differentiator and the company continues to expand its mmWave footprint to deliver innovative experiences for the densest parts of the network. mmWave provides the benefits of highly predictable signal waves leading to higher efficiency and less interference for clients, and it also boasts high capacity. The mmWave service is ideal for delivering 5G service in high usage areas like cities, venues, and stadiums for years to come.
Midband: Verizon’s midband spectrum assets include AWS, PCS, CBRS, and C-band spectrum. C-band provides a valuable middle ground between capacity and coverage for 5G networks, enabling faster-than-5G speeds in low-band spectrum and greater coverage than mmWave spectrum for mobility and home broadband solutions. The addition of C-band spectrum paves the way for Verizon to deliver its differentiated 5G Ultra-Broadband service to millions of customers, now covering more than 175 million and growing rapidly.
Verizon’s strong spectrum position is the result of multi-year strategic planning and investment. However, having access to the strongest portfolio of spectrum in the market is only half the battle. For many years, Verizon has been innovative and creative in building its network to use spectrum in its portfolio as efficiently as possible, providing the best experience for customers while carefully controlling deployment and operating costs and maximizing technologies. advanced to maximize all possible speeds. and capacity benefit from its spectrum resources.
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