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Verizon plans to test 5G next year

Media | 09/08/2015 2:27 pm EDT

Verizon Communications Inc. announced Tuesday it has created a roadmap to begin field trials for 5G wireless technology as early as 2016. The company said in a press release it is partnering with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericson AB, Cisco Systems Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Qualcomm Inc. and Nokia Corp., in creating working teams to bring the technology to the U.S. “5G is no longer a dream of the distant future,” Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect for Verizon, said in the release. “We feel a tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G...