Verizon Wireless has announced that its superfast fifth-generation (5G) wireless broadband offering is coming by the end of this year.
In the United States, this would make the largest wireless telecommunications service as the first provider to introduce 5G.
Verizon made it known to the public today that Apple and Google will be its initial video streaming launch collaborators.
Today’s announcement verified circulating news last month. Verizon has a limited-time-only promotion for subscribers who registered for the 5G home Internet offering.
These consumers have two benefits to choose from. One is they can opt to get a subscription which is free of charge to Apple TV 4K box. This works for home video programming.
The other choice is the YouTube TV application for live TV services. This option enables users to access over 60 channels of the live TV for a fee of $40 monthly.
Moreover, customers will be able to watch live NBA and NFL matches as well as news from Oath, Verizon’s media subset.
However, content from the Go90 application which was shut down last month will no longer be available. The 5G wireless technology will make it possible for Verizon to deliver Internet speeds that surpass landline services.
The New York City-based telecom giant’s decision to partner with two technology juggernauts for video content is its strategy to be able to compete against large pay TV and Internet firms like Comcast Corporation and AT&T.
The largest American wireless provider also introduced the new Moto Z3 smartphone with 5G Moto Mod. It is created to support the network once it is already available for use.
Verizon informed the public that Indianapolis would be its fourth and last launch city, joining Los Angeles, Houston, and Sacramento.
Lowell McAdam, chairman of Verizon, remarked that he is going after partners and not entertainment assets when it comes to video entertainment.
Speaking on behalf of Verizon on an earnings conference call in July, he said that, with respect to the 5G video agenda, it is in the company’s conviction that they have tapped the correct collaborators that will propel them to success.