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Introduction

At the recent CTIA, Verizon Wireless announced an aggressive timeline to deploy 5G. The timeline is so aggressive that the operator will actually be ahead of actual 5G standardization.

Highlights

  • Verizon Wireless says it will start providing services based on 5G in 2017. That is three years before the official standard is expected to be complete.

Features and Benefits

  • Get a better understanding of why Verizon's 5G may not actually be 5G.
  • Learn how hyping 5G can lead to confusion.

Key questions answered

  • Who are some of Verizon Wireless's 5G vendor partners?
  • Why is Verizon Wireless announcing its 5G timeline?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Verizon Wireless’s 5G aggressiveness gives it a chance to influence the standard
  • A standard that isn’t standardized is really just proprietary
  • As always, the mobile community isn’t afraid to sacrifice market confusion on the altar of marketing

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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