Verizon just got announced it is now rolling out 100 MHz C-band spectrum in many regions in the United States, nearly doubling the current 60 MHz spectrum in which it is deployed 5G markets so far. The major improvements allow Verizon to receive more customers and offer significantly faster speeds. “This increase in usage from 60 MHz to 100 MHz C-band – which we will eventually have available in many markets in the US – will allow us to support more network traffic, deliver even better performance to our customers and introduce new products and services. adding the mobile and fixed wireless access solutions we offer todaysaid Kyle Malady, EVP and President, Global Networks and Technology.
In a recent trial of 100 MHz C-band spectrum, Verizon engineers were able to achieve 1.4 Gbps peak download speeds near active mobile sites and 500 Mbps further away from the towers.
The network upgrade has been delayed by several months than originally planned, thanks to agreements with satellite services to free up the C-band spectrum. Unfortunately, Verizon doesn’t list where the 100MHz spectrum was first deployed, but it does say that as more spectrum is released over the coming months and years, customers will have access to between the 140-200MHz C-band spectrum.