As Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network is rolling out across the country, you may wonder what that means for your own cellular access. It’s important to understand the difference between 4G and 5G as well as where 5G will be deployed. Read on to find out how far 5G signals reach and the impact it will have on your daily life.
5G, as you may know, is the fifth generation of cellular technology. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network operates on both a wider range of radio frequencies as well as higher radio frequencies than 4G technology. While 4G operates among 500 megahertz (MHz) to 2.5 gigahertz (GHz), 5G Ultra Wideband uses the 28 and 39 GHz millimeter wavelength spectrum bands.
The operation of the network at higher and wider bands of frequency will assist the network in overall capacity for the increasing number of devices on the network as well as with latency, or the wait time it takes between sending and receiving information.