Verizon network exec calls 5G ‘absolutely transformational’

March 28, 2018


Carriers have invested heavily in the R&D that will result in the launch of commercial 5G services as soon as later this year. Seeking ROI on those investments, the industry-wide goal is rapid commercialization with the first use case shaping up as enhanced mobile broadband with an eye on leveraging high capacity and low latency for consumer and enterprise services.

But the move from LTE to 5G is very different from past step changes from 2G to 3G to LTE, according to Nicki Palmer, SVP and Verizon Wireless chief network officer. In a recent podcast, Palmer said, “To think that’s just a next step in wireless technology really underestimates how absolutely transformative this technology will be.

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