Wireless connectivity within the Internet of Things may be receiving a boost in speed soon as new efforts launch to implement and leverage 5G connectivity.
Verizon is collaborating with Ericsson and Samsung in the U.S. to roll out 5G connectivity to pilot customers in 11 states within the first half of this year.
The faster speeds of 5G networks are expected to enable real-time wireless communications between Internet-connected devices and ultimately expand the Internet of Things with new capabilities.
“5G technology innovation is rapidly evolving,” Adam Koeppe, vice president of network planning at Verizon, said in a statement.
“Network density is increasing to meet the demands of customers, and following the FCC’s aggressive action on 5G spectrum, the time is right to deliver the next generation of broadband services with 5G,” Koeppe said.
The pilot is expected to begin in April in these cities:
- Ann Arbor, MI
- Atlanta, GA
- Bernardsville, NJ
- Brockton, MA
- Dallas, TX
- Denver, CO
- Houston, TX
- Miami, FL
- Sacramento, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Washington, D.C.
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