Verizon expanding 5G Ultra Wideband to more cities

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Verizon has announced today that it has received early clearance to deploy its Ultra Wideband technology in more cities, including Washington, DC.

In a press release released March 21, 2022, Verizon announced that it had received an early clearance to deploy its C-band spectrum, which allows for greater bandwidth to serve its antennas in major population centers.

"This early spectrum clearance is just the latest development that allows us to bring 5G Ultra Wideband to our customers faster." said Kyle Malady, Verizon's EVP and President of Global Network and Technology.

"We've been able to accelerate deployment because we're driving more efficiency and coverage from the C-band spectrum, leveraging opportunities like the one we are announcing today, and leveraging our already in place infrastructure. In my career with Verizon, I have never experienced a network deployment move so quickly."

Verizon has been steadily expanding its 5G Ultra Wideband service to more cities, which promised better data speeds even during high-demand periods due to the increased bandwidth available.

According to Verizon, it will expect to deliver at least 60 MHz, and up to 100 MHz of signal spectrum to at least 30 additional major markets, which includes the following population centers:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Washington, DC
  • Denver, CO

The carrier network announced in January 2022 that it had covered 100 million people in over 1700 cities with its 5G Ultra Wideband service, with the aim of expanding the coverage to reach 175 million people by the end of 2022.

Many Apple devices can now take advantage of 5G networks, including the newly launched iPad Air 5 and third-generation iPhone SE. Apple first brought 5G to its devices in 2020 with the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup.