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How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

  • When Verizon consumer group president Ronan Dunne and his team pressed the button to send out their press release last week announcing the first 5G mobile phone service, they made sure to do it just before 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • The Irishman who came to Verizon almost three years ago from British wireless carrier O2, where he was CEO, was also sporting a special lapel pin he'd had made up touting the 5G push.
  • Last October, the carrier started a limited, home Internet 5G service in parts of four cities.
  • While Wall Street and many reviewers have expressed a healthy skepticism about the impact of 5G this year, Dunne remains exultant that Verizon's winning the race--at least so far.


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