Nokia Tests Verizon 5G

Nokia says it is the first to test Verizon's 5G spec.

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

February 13, 2017

1 Min Read
Nokia Tests Verizon 5G

Nokia said Monday that it has undertaken the first live test of Verizon's "pre-standard" 5G specification.

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) said that it used its AirScale platform, along with a trial device from Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), for the test. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) introduced its 5GTF (Verizon 5G Technology Forum) draft specification in July last year.

"End users will experience gigabits-per-second throughputs and single-millisecond latencies," Verizon claims on its 5GTF page.

For all the latest news on 5G, visit the 5G site here on Light Reading.

Verizon is aiming to start its 5G deployments with a "fiber-like" fixed wireless service. The operator has so far said that this will have 1 Gbit/s speeds as its baseline. It is hoping to launch commercial services in 2018.

Verizon is expecting to start fixed 5G field trials this year.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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