Verizon targeted nationwide coverage for its ultra-wideband 5G network in Q1 2023 after hitting a goal of covering 175 million people by the year-end.
The operator stated the rollout was boosted by its C-Band spectrum, noting this deployment is 13 months ahead of schedule due to early clearance by satellite providers in 30 cities.
Verizon committed close to $53 billion on the spectrum, including the purchase price and cost of reimbursing satellite service providers for clearing the frequencies.
Once all of its licensed spectrum is made available, Verizon will have up to 200MHz of C-Band spectrum deployed in some markets.
Verizon also continues beefing up ultra-wideband with mmWave spectrum in areas including venues, stadiums, arenas and airports, and for private networks.
Opensignal data showed AT&T remained behind Verizon in C-Band deployments by end-September.
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