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Technology Verizon finally has 5G maps showing where the network has launched

02:51  20 november  2019
02:51  20 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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AT&T, Verizon , T-Mobile and Sprint have all launched their 5 G networks , but there are caveats. This will be especially useful in areas of the country where 5 G networks will take longer to get off And the improvements carriers are making to their networks to prepare for a nationwide 5 G rollout

The carrier has finally published maps where customers in 5 G cities can expect to get Verizon is addressing one of the biggest criticisms about the company’s growing 5 G network : a lack of traditional coverage maps . Earlier today, Verizon launched 5 G in Boston, Houston, and Sioux Falls.

Verizon has finally provided maps showing where its 5G service is available, more than six months after first launching the service in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. The maps show which city landmarks 5G is available near, and when you click on a neighborhood it'll show you a street-by-street view.

a close up of a map: Verizon is showing where 5G is available in Washington DC. Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Verizon is showing where 5G is available in Washington DC. Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/CNET a close up of a sign: Angela Lang/CNET© CNET Angela Lang/CNET

5G, launched in some parts of the US by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, is being tapped by smartphones to provide faster speeds and more capacity. Verizon on Monday announced the expansion of its 5G network to Boston, Houston and Sioux Falls in addition to already being live in Dallas, Omaha, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Providence.

Verizon's 5G coverage maps are here, and they're sparse

  Verizon's 5G coverage maps are here, and they're sparse Seven months after it first launched its 5G network in the US, Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has shared coverage maps for all 18 cities in which it currently offers next-generation wireless connectivity. The maps were first spotted by PCMag, and make it clear why the carrier was likely reticent to share them in the first place. Outside of the downtown cores of dense cities like Chicago and New York, there's not much to see at the moment. Take the map of Sioux Falls, for instance -- it's fair to describe Verizon's deployment in the city is modest at best.© Provided by Oath Inc.

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Verizon launched its mobile 5 G network last week in "select areas" of Minneapolis and Chicago, and a speed test shared by a Verizon spokesperson showed an impressive The two news organizations each had a reporter travel through the parts of Chicago where Verizon says its 5 G network is ready.

According to the new 5G maps, it's also coming soon in Cincinnati, Kansas City, Charlotte, Little Rock, Cleveland, Memphis, Columbus, Salt Lake City, Des Moines and San Diego. Verizon had previously promised to turn on 5G in 30 cities in 2019.

a close up of a map: Verizon's 5G network in downtown Washington DC. Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Verizon's 5G network in downtown Washington DC. Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/CNET

T-Mobile's outgoing CEO John Legere took credit for Verizon's 5G maps, after his carrier launched a "verHIDEzon" smear campaign in September criticizing the lack of transparency. At the time, Legere published a blog post asking Verizon to "stop hiding."

"Looks like Verizon listened to us and *actually* did the right thing for its customers and published 5G maps! It only took us *cough, cough @verHIDEzon* putting ads up all over NYC and demanding they do more for their customers!" Legere tweeted Tuesday.

Verizon finally reveals actual 5G coverage maps

  Verizon finally reveals actual 5G coverage maps Early adopters, here are the maps you’ve been waiting forVerizon continues to claim that it’s putting 5G “in locations where more people can experience ultra-fast speeds together” — near landmarks and high-traffic areas of each market. Recently, it brought 5G to sections of football stadiums.

5 G is the fifth generation of cellular network technology. The industry association 3GPP defines any system using " 5 G NR" ( 5 G New Radio) software as, " 5 G "

My maps somewhat overstate Verizon 's coverage. So where will Verizon offer 5 G Home for the next six months? PCMag.com's lead analyst, Sascha Segan, has reviewed hundreds of smartphones, tablets and other gadgets in more than 15 years with PCMag.

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a hand holding a cellphone© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.
We tested Verizon's new 5G network
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Verizon adds 5G coverage to three basketball and hockey arenas .
You don't have to watch football if you want 5G coverage from Verizon (Engadget's parent company) while you're attending live sports. The carrier has switched on 5G coverage at three major basketball and hockey arenas, including San Francisco's Chase Center (home of the Golden State Warriors), Denver's Pepsi Center (Colorado Avalanche/Denver Nuggets) and Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena (Phoenix Suns). Madison Square Garden is also on deck, although 5G is only slated as "coming soon."The network plans to have 5G coverage in 10 arenas by the end of the 2019-2020 season.

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