Verizon switches on 5G uploads in all 5G markets

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

In the majority of Verizon’s 5G markets, uploads have so far remained on LTE and been unable to match the blistering download speeds of millimeter-wave. But that’s changing today. Verizon says that 5G uploads are now available in all 5G markets, so if you’re an early adopter and already have a 5G smartphone, you should notice this speed bump.

But as always, there are caveats.

For one, Verizon doesn’t want customers expecting the same eye-popping speeds — sometimes topping 1Gbps — that mmWave can give you on the downstream. “Initially, customers should see upload speeds on 5G about 30 percent faster than 4G LTE,” Verizon’s Kevin King wrote in a news release today. That might still make for a good upgrade over your home internet…

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