Verizon Names LA as Second City for 5G Launch

2018-05-17 16:39:43 | Source:Telecompaper

Verizon announced a second city for its planned 5G launch later this year. In addition to the earlier announced Sacramento, 5G will also come to Los Angeles in Q4, CEO Lowell McAdam said in an interview on CNBC. In total Verizon plans to launch 5G in an initial 3-5 markets. 

McAdam said relationships with progressive-minded cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles and Boston, where Verizon is testing IoT services, were critical to launching the next-generation technology. 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement, "Innovation, hard work and creativity are the foundation of Los Angeles, and that’s why we are proud to partner with Verizon to be one of the first cities in America to start building their 5G network for businesses and residents, which will open doors to opportunity and inspire the next generation of tech leaders and entrepreneurs."

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