Shares of Verizon were slightly higher Wednesday after the wireless carrier said it will start offering 5G pre-commercial services to pilot customers in 11 United States markets during H1.
5G provides speeds up to 40 times faster than 4G, and it's expected to eventually impact connected everything from self-driving cars to robots. In the fist half of 2017, Verizon said the proving ground for the service will encompass "several hundred cell sites that cover several thousand customer locations".
"We are pleased about the progress made with partners like Samsung on advancing 5G technology commercially", said Roger Gurnani, Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Architect, Verizon. Samsung's 5G Access Units, installed throughout a city's business and residential neighborhoods, will link radio signals to a virtualized core network that is set up within Verizon's data centers.
Verizon has yet to comment on what kind of speeds the pilot cities will be experiencing. Service will land in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Bernardsville, New Jersey; Brockton, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Sacramento, California; Seattle, Washington, and Washington, D.C.by the middle of the year, according to the company, and will be modeled on the specifications determined by Verizon's 5G Technical Forum.
Wal-Mart scores solid U.S. sales; earnings dip
The holiday shopping season was challenging for many retailers, underscoring the changes brick-and-mortar stores need to make. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 2.1%.
According to Adam Koeppe, Verizon's vice president of network planning, next-generation wireless technologies received a boost with the Federal Communication Commission's "aggressive action on 5G spectrum" a year ago.
Verizon's announcement comes shortly after AT&T described its plans for "5G evolution" testing in Austin and Indianapolis. Still, we've come a long way and AT&T and Verizon's latest moves bring us just one more step closer.
"5G technology innovation is rapidly evolving", said Adam Koeppe, Verizon's vice president of network planning, in a statement.
Foreign media had reported that Kim Chol was actually Kim Jong-nam, an elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He is believed to have been born May 10, 1971, although birthdays are always unclear for senior North Koreans, Gause said.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 3.90 points or 0.04 per cent to 8,801.15 points. Apart from Tata Motors , Sun Pharma, Idea Cellular, BHEL and Aurobindo Pharma were among the top Nifty losers.
This afternoon Cigna said it was ending its $48 billion merger agreement with Anthem, according to the Wall Street Journal . Though the companies gave in to the court's decision, management of Anthem and Aetna plan to appeal against it.
While flu season inevitably comes every year, each season is different, with flu strains and severity differing every season. Overall, the vaccine is 48 percent effective . "We are seeing a lot of flu deaths in people over 65".
Between 2009 and 2014, settlements in the Palestinian occupied areas have expanded by at least 23% under Netanyahu's leadership. The move went against the prime minister's stated goal of involving Arab countries in resolving the conflict.
That answer, couched with a caveat similar to one routinely used by witnesses on a trial stand, appeared to give him wiggle room. In the early days of the Trump administration, Flynn was interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about the call.
Users will be able to do multitasking, such as loading calendar on the left while working on documents on the right. This will allow you to have two apps running side-by-side without negatively affecting the way they are displayed.
Aliyev Appoints Wife as Azerbaijan's Vice-President
The First Vice President also assumes the presidency if the president is unable to perform his or her duties. Graduating as a medical doctor, she also secured a degree in philosophy, defending a thesis on euthanasia.
China wants U.S. to have dialogue with N. Korea
Coal is North Korea's biggest export and a year ago China imported 22.5 million tonnes, up 14.5 per cent from 2015. Washington had earlier called on Beijing to cut coal imports, which earned Pyongyang US$1 billion in 2015.
'Mary Poppins' sequel cast will include Angela Lansbury
Director Rob Marshall, who helmed the 2002 Best Picture victor "Chicago", has assembled an all-star cast for the 2018 sequel. This week the studio confirmed that long-time Disney favorite, Angela Lansbury , will also be featured in the sequel.
It's official, Georges St-Pierre is returning to the UFC
If and when St-Pierre returns, he'll be riding a 12-fight winning streak, which ran his career MMA record to 25-2. St-Pierre has not fought since his title defence victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November of 2013.
Greg Maddux pranks Cubs MVP Kris Bryant in batting cage
Bryant chuckled dismissively when the "sound guy" was giving him tips from behind the batting cage. "Don't hit me", said Bryant. Maddux is now an assistant baseball coach for UNLV, where he serves as the pitching coach. "And I got pranked this year".
Real Madrid v Napoli
There were cheers soon afterwards though when Benzema rose to head in Dani Carvajal's excellent curving cross for the equaliser. Hardly a realistic prospect considering they have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 Champions League away games.
Gen 2 Pokemon Are Coming Later This Week
It'll mark the biggest update since the launch of Pokemon Go that should further boost the game's popularity. There will be new evolution items that you can get at Pokestops.
Ailing Toshiba looks to book ¥500 billion April-December loss
The loss is largely due to a goodwill impairment of around 600 billion yen on a USA nuclear unit that came to light in late 2016. Stricter safety standards after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan added to the cost of plants in China and the U.S.