Verizon To Use Samsung Equipment To Bring 5G Connectivity To Sacramento

Verizon will use Samsung backbone equipment to bring its new fifth-generation wireless technology to Sacramento.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has said it expects to launch 5G service in Sacramento in the second half of this year, making the city one of the first in the country to get the residential high-speed wireless internet service. The technology uses cellular antennas to beam radio waves directly to customers for high-speed internet, as an alternative to cable.

“The industry has been discussing 5G connectivity for years, and through our joint collaboration with partners like Samsung, we are beginning to make it a reality for our customers,” said Ed Chan, chief technology architect with Verizon, in a news release.

Samsung Electronics America will make network equipment for Verizon and also the routers and radio access boxes to transmit and receive signals, the two companies said in a news release Wednesday.

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