Verizon is continuing to improve the 5G speed of its millimeter-wave network, with the company touting today that it has reached a new peak of 5.06 gigabits per second in download speeds. In theory, a connection that fast would let you download an entire season of a TV show, in HD, in seconds. The new accomplishment, which was done together with Ericsson and Qualcomm, comes one week afterover millimeter-wave during Apple’s iPhone 12 launch.
Unlike the 4Gbps result, which the carrier says can be found in certain cities today, the new peak download speed came in a “lab environment” using Qualcomm’s upcoming X60 5G modem. Verizon says that the speeds were attained using carrier aggregation that combined its millimeter-wave signal and a 4G LTE anchor, a pairing of wireless spectrum that the company says