Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Verizon Speeds 5G Deployment With Crown and SBA Deal

 Having recently nabbed C-band spectrum at an FCC auction, Verizon announced yesterday they are teaming up with Crown Castle and SBA Communications to speed up deployment of its 5G Ultra Wideband and fixed wireless broadband. Verizon said the partnership would prepare for the launch of its next-generation network, using space on existing towers for C-band equipment. 
“The addition of C-band spectrum to our already robust spectrum portfolio means we will be able to provide the differentiated service of 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service to an additional 250 million customers and, for the first time, 50 million additional customers will have a choice in their internet provider as we bring 5G Home to more places,” said Verizon SVP Engineering Heidi Hemmer. “These new agreements with our tower companies allow us to work very efficiently to pre-position all needed equipment on existing towers on our best-in-class network.” Continue Reading

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