Ever since Verizon started offering unlimited LTE data on its network again, it seems like a fire has been ignited under the company. Aside from spending massive amounts of money on new wireless spectrum, Verizon has also been testing its 5G technology for both mobile and stationary use.
Verizon has teamed up with Sweden-based company Ericsson to develop a new 5G infrastructure for the masses. A 5G antenna was mounted to a race car and the throughputs were constantly monitored to around 5+ Gbps speeds with the lower speeds of around 1+ Gbps. Peak download speeds were 6Gbps
They even went as far as (do not try this at home) blacking out the cars windows and handing the driver a pair of VR glasses that would receive feed from a camera that was mounted onto the roof of the car. Okay, we get it, the speeds are super-fast.
While these speeds are real and achievable today, these likely wont be realistic once the commercial 5G rolls out. For now, the test is conceptual, and shows that Verizon has been on its 5G game.