Verizon 5G FOMO? Not really…
In it, the field testing company takes Philadelphia as a case study and found that the carrier’s maximum download speed of 692.1 Mbps on CBRS was nearly 300 Mbps faster than its max speed of 404.9 Mbps without CBRS, and the median speed was double what its 4G LTE network achieved without the CBRS deployment.
Verizon’s CBRS network expansion
In short, while Verizon is still in its 5G strategy deployment infancy, it is simultaneously investing in a 4G network technology boost that won’t make you miss 5G for a second in the foreseeable future, as it will offer average speeds not much different than what T-Mobile can get to with the mid-band 5G deployment it got from the merger with Sprint. This is especially true given that Verizon has the best network coverage outside of big city areas, and that’s what matters more than pure network speeds, or whatever other goodies 5G is about to bring.