VIDEO: Don't get too excited yet - Verizon to test 5G wireless next year... probably not viable until 2018

09/09/2015 - 18:33

Roger Cheng | @RogerWCheng

Verizon is getting ready to kick its wireless network up another notch.

The nation's largest wireless carrier will begin field trials on so-called fifth-generation, or 5G, technology within the next 12 months, Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect for Verizon, said in an interview last week. He expects "some level of commercial deployment" to begin by 2017.