Verizon completes 5G radio specifications

Verizon Wireless

New Jersey 

Verizon said it has completed its 5G radio specification collaborating with global operators. The operator also added that it is the first US carrier to do so.

The specification provides guidelines to test and validate crucial 5G technical components. The development of the specification allows industry partners such as chipset vendors, network vendors, and mobile operators to develop interoperable solutions and contribute to pre-standard testing and fabrication. The company said the completion of the 5G radio specification is a key milestone toward the development of a complete 5G specification.

“The completion of the 5G radio specification is a key milestone toward the development of a complete 5G specification,” said Adam Koeppe, Vice President Network Technology Planning, who is leading the 5G trial efforts. “The level of collaboration that we are seeing exceeds what we saw during 4G. This agile way of developing the specification and working with the ecosystem will enable us to get to market rapidly.”

Verizon has started pre-commercial 5G testing, currently underway in multiple locations in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Texas.