Verizon is postponing the broader rollout of its 5G Home fixed wireless Internet service as it’s waiting for new and better equipment expected to become available in H2 2020, writes online publication LightReading citing Verizon’s executive Ronan Dunne. At present, the service is available in five cities, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Chicago.
Dunne reiterated that the company plans to expand 5G Home to 30 million American households in the next five to seven years.
He said the new, high-powered customer premises equipment (CPE) will be able to receive 5G signals from transmitters that are much further away, thus significantly expanding Verizon’s 5G Home coverage area. He added Verizon‘s existing 5G Home CPE uses a regular smartphone chipset and "as a result the footprint is significantly smaller."
The carrier planned a "full" launch for Home late in 2019 using the official 5G standard.