Transforming the future with 5G

5G and you
Everyone’s talking about 5G right now. Here’s our vision of what a 5G network will mean for you.
What is 5G?
5G is the next generation of mobile communication. More than just faster speeds, 5G will be a whole new kind of network. One we expect to be faster, smarter, and able to respond in close to real time. A network that will ultimately enable new experiences that will change how we live, work, and play.

Past advances in network technology paved the way for video chat, livestreaming, ridesharing, and more. What started as bold new ideas are now part of our everyday lives. As the use of 5G phones and devices spreads, 5G will change how you connect to what you love.
The road to 5G
  • 5G Evolution
    Our first step on the road to 5G. We’ve made changes that are already bringing faster speeds to the latest devices on our LTE network.
  • 5G
    A nationwide 5G network will change how we connect for generations to come.
  • 5G+
    Even faster 5G speeds will power innovation zones in select locations.
5G Evolution
5G Evolution is our first step on the road to 5G. Our improvements are already enabling faster speeds on our existing LTE network.

How are we doing it? With enhancements like carrier aggregation to add more “lanes” to the highway that data travels on. 4x4 MIMO to double the number of antennas that can send data back and forth. And 256 QAM to make data transmission more efficient. All this adds up to faster speeds for you.

5G Evolution is now live in over 400 markets with more to come, and soon our most popular smartphones will start displaying a “5G E” indicator to let you know when 5G Evolution coverage is available.
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5G
We’re actively laying the foundation for a nationwide 5G network. Our goal: to create an ecosystem of 5G devices, all connecting to an intelligent, software-driven network that can react in close to real time.

Even now, businesses are dreaming up experiences that will be powered by this 5G ecosystem. Ideas that seem like science-fiction will someday become reality: augmented-reality shopping, virtual presence at live events, self-driving cars, telemedicine. The possibilities are endless.
5G+
5G+ is our name for 5G areas expected to provide yet faster 5G service in select areas around the country. This will create innovation zones where the most ambitious uses of 5G can come to life. While the initial launch of 5G+ is modest, speeds, coverage, and devices will improve in 2019 and beyond.

5G+ is now available in select areas of the following 12 cities:

FL: Jacksonville
GA: Atlanta
IN: Indianapolis
KY: Louisville
LA: New Orleans
NC: Charlotte, Raleigh
OK: Oklahoma City
TX: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Waco
The world’s first mobile 5G device
The NETGEAR Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot is the first device that will connect you to our mobile 5G network.

If you’re in one of the 12 cities with 5G+ coverage and want to learn more about the Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, fill out our contact form.
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