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Putting Verizon’s mobile 5G through its paces

April 5, 2019

With the launch of Verizon’s mobile 5G network in two cities and one smartphone that can access the network, the first rounds of testing — both user tests and more formal testing — are starting to emerge.

On Twitter, posted speed test screen shots on the 5G network run in the hundreds of megabits per second, from the 400s to as high as around 825 Mbps. However, coverage does appear to be quite limited, based on published reports, and the Moto z3 device with a 5G mod attachment often (and apparently seamlessly) falls back to LTE.

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