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Verizon is an American wireless network operator. Verizon built its own 5G Ultra-Wideband technology to accelerate testing and drive the development of a worldwide 5G standard.

Verizon's 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. The connectivity benefits of 5G are expected to make future technologies more efficient by giving access to more information faster than ever before. Connected cars, smart communities, industrial IoT, immersive education—they all will rely on 5G networks.

Verizon provides NC-CAV by

  • Providing the technical support needed to investigate the communication needs for future CAVs.

  • Providing the technical support and communication devices needed for the development of a CAV testbed.

Each of the NC-CAV selfdriving shuttles and the control room will be equipped with Verizon's Inseego 5G devices which facilitate vehicle-to-vehicle communication and vehicle-to-cloud communication. This network setup also allows for teleoperation of the vehicles from the control room in case of any emergency situations.

“In the future, everything is going to be transformed by 5G,” says Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. “The pace of technological change in decades past has been fast. The only thing we know for sure is that, in the future, it's going to be even faster. We're going to experience a technological shift that will transform people, businesses and society as a whole.”

Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband is currently available in parts of 55 cities, expanding to 60+ U.S. cities by the end of 2020, from San Diego to New York City, Denver to D.C and to Greensboro, the place we host NC-CAV testbeds.

In addition to these mobile markets, Verizon continues to increase coverage for 5G Home Internet, the first 5G-powered residential broadband service. Verizon is taking a progressive approach to rolling out 5G Ultra Wideband, continuing to expand both residential broadband and mobile deployments. The network ecosystem is developing quickly, and Verizon is working with partners and start-ups to discover new use cases and opportunities every day.