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Verizon: 5G adoption ‘tracking well ahead’ of 4G adoption rate

October 21, 2021


Verizon has “great momentum” in 5G device adoption across its customer base, with more than 25% of its consumer wireless customers using a 5G-capable device, CEO Hans Vestberg said during the company’s quarterly call.

“This is tracking well ahead of 4G adoption,” he added. For context, Vestberg said, 12 months after the launch of 4G, 10% of Verizon’s device base were 4G-capable devices. Less than 12 months since it turned up 5G Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, and it has more than 25% on 5G devices, with that number “growing at a rapid pace,” he said.

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