Wireless phones are due for a big speed boost, when new 5G, or fifth generation, wireless service rolls out.
When is it coming?
According to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam: soon, for some.
The first pilot tests of 5G wireless service will begin early next year, McAdam said Wednesday at Business Insider's IGNITION conference in New York.
5G will provide super fast wireless speeds, with data throughput of up to 1 gigabit per second, McAdam said. Today’s smartphones typically connect to the network at speeds of 5 megabits per second by contrast, he noted. “This is 200 times improvement in speed,” he said.
Here’s how McAdam said 5G will roll out.