Verizon chooses Samsung for 5G commercial launch



Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced that it has been selected to supply Verizon with commercial 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network solutions, the company said.

The two companies will begin by launching commercial 5G services in Sacramento, California in the second half of 2018.

Last year, Samsung and Verizon began 5G customer trials across seven US cities in early 2017, and have successfully tested and verified 5G performance using millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency to provide FWA pre-commercial service. These trials were conducted in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington D.C.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 160,100 and generated nearly USD 126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America´s most reliable wireless network and the nation´s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative provider of consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today´s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more.