What is 5G?

5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. But users will know it as one of the fastest, most robust technologies the world has ever seen. That means quicker downloads, a more powerful network and a massive impact on how we live, work and play. The connectivity benefits of 5G will make business more efficient and give consumers access to more information faster than ever before. Autonomous cars, smart communities, industrial IoT, immersive education—they will all rely on 5G.

"5G has the potential to join a very exclusive club―the handful of technologies throughout history that transform industries across every sector of the economy ... redefining work, elevating living standards, and having a profound and sustained impact on our global economic growth."

Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group President, Verizon Wireless


5G is here

Verizon has spearheaded the 5G ecosystem for three years, with its 5G Technology Forum, 5G Labs, work with international standards bodies, and collaboration with network equipment and device makers.


Meanwhile, back in the lab, another 5G milestone – Verizon and Samsung reach multi-gigabit throughput over 5G NR and mmWave spectrum

Lab demo showcases mmWave’s massive throughput and powerful capabilities for the next generation of mobile networks


Verizon Delivers Carrier Network Reliability And Innovation

All of the tier one carriers in the United States claim that their networks are the most reliable, but what are each doing to deliver on that promise?


Verizon Is Launching Its Cord-Cutting 5G Home Broadband Service on Oct. 1

5G is considered the next evolution in mobile technology that will create wireless networks faster and more powerful than the current 4G or LTE networks.


Verizon transmits 5G to moving vehicle

Verizon and Nokia have announced transmitting a 5G signal between two radio sectors to a moving vehicle, calling the successful trial a "major 5G milestone".


5G and Millimeter Wave Spectrum: Innovating and Learning for Tomorrow

If I’ve learned one thing from my decades-long career in technology, it’s to count on continued innovations in technology that will challenge conventional beliefs and assumptions, and create new breakthroughs.


Growing the 5G ecosystem – Verizon expands 5G Labs to new locations on East and West Coasts

Building on the success of its 4G LTE Innovation Centers and its first 5G incubator in New York City at Alley, a membership community for entrepreneurs, Verizon is expanding the program to new locations on the East and West Coasts.


Verizon’s immersive media company RYOT to launch the Innovation Studio of the future with 5G technology in Los Angeles, Fall 2018

Today, immersive media company and Academy Award-nominated studio RYOT announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind innovative entertainment studio to revolutionize the next generation of content creation leveraging Verizon's 5G technology.