Only Verizon’s 5G UWB Network is Worthy of that Next Generation “G”.

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Head-to-head Minneapolis comparisons prove AT&T’s 5Ge network no different from 4G LTE, and much slower than true 5G.

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What’s in a name? A lot when it comes to wireless technology. Last week Verizon launched its ground-breaking next generation wireless network - 5G Ultra Wideband - in Minneapolis and Chicago. With speeds of around 450mbps (and peak speeds much faster) and latency less than 30ms, it’s clearly raising the bar.

Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself. We recently stopped by Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis to put Verizon’s 4G LTE network head-to-head against AT&T’s 5Ge network (don’t be fooled, it’s just 4G LTE Advanced rebranded) and Verizon’s newly launched 5G UWB network. And as you’ll see by the reactions on the street, it’s clear only one of these devices delivers a next generation experience worthy of a next generation “G”.

So why do we care that a competitor has rebranded its 4G LTE Advanced network as 5Ge? Because it’s misleading to consumers and downplays the technology’s potential to change the way we live, work and play.

We’ve said in the past and we’ll say it again, real 5G, like Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network, uses new device hardware connecting to the network with new radio technology to deliver new capabilities.

To learn more please check out our other stories in this series:

Don’t let the number ‘5’ in 5Ge fool you, it’s just 4G LTE Advanced.

When we say 5G, we mean 5G.

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