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Verizon 5G Technology Forum

The Verizon 5G Technology Forum (V5GTF) was formed in late 2015 in cooperation with ecosystem partners Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, LG, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung. The V5GTF has created a common and extendable platform for Verizon’s 28/39 GHz fixed wireless access trials and deployments.

The V5GTF forum partners collaborated

to create the 5G technical specifications. The 5G radio interface is composed of Layers 1, 2 and 3 and defines the interfaces between the User Equipment (UE) and the network. These specifications promote interoperability among network and UE/chipset manufacturers. The initial release included the V5G.200 series which describes Layer 1 (the Physical Layer). The V5G.300 series describing Layers 2 and 3 (Medium Access Control, Radio Link Control, Packet Data Convergence Protocol, and Radio Resource Control) are also released.

These 5G specifications facilitate early 5G trials 

and deployments, and provide the wireless industry with the ability to test and validate key 5G technical components. Verizon is currently engaged in testing 5G in various locations across the U.S. One of Verizon's goals is to accelerate the pace of innovation by delivering the benefits of fiber to wireless. End users will experience gigabits-per-second throughputs and single-millisecond latencies. We have validated many 5G key technology components (e.g., up to 1 GHz bandwidth operation, beamforming and tracking, etc.) that are substantially different than the current 4G technology. Furthermore, we have validated the feasibility of millimeter wave systems via propagation and penetration studies at multiple locations. Verizon is continuing with full system trials leading to commercial deployment in 2017.

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