In December, Verizon announced that its customers in Hoboken were able to access Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.
This is the first city in New Jersey to get 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service, and the 21st city in the U.S. with a live 5G network from Verizon. With access to this new Verizon network, customers will have near real-time mobile experiences, with super-fast speeds, ultra-low latency and massive bandwidth, the company claimed in a recent release.
The 5G Ultra Wideband service lets customers stream 4K videos with virtually no buffering, video chat with almost no lag and download large presentations, the company continued.
“New Jersey has a proud history of innovation, and today’s announcement regarding Hoboken’s expanded access to 5G is indicative of the upward trajectory of our state,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “The expansion announced today is further evidence that we are committed to being one of the most connected states in the nation.”
“It is exciting news that Hoboken is the first city in New Jersey and one of the first in the nation with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service,” said Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
“Nothing is more critical to business and to an innovation economy than high-speed, high-capacity and reliable communications. Verizon’s new generation of communications capabilities is exactly what New Jersey needs to be competitive and to attract and retain businesses.”
5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated on Willow Avenue between 1st and 16th streets; 5th Street between Marshall Drive and Garden St. and on Adams St. between 2nd and 7th streets. It will also be located around landmarks such as Hoboken University Medical Center, Church Square Park, Hoboken Public Library and Mama Johnson Field. Detailed coverage maps have been available since December 20.
When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, their 5G-enabled devices automatically transition to Verizon’s 4G network. Verizon currently offers seven 5G-enabled devices, the company said.