At Tuesday's Citi Investors Conference, Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and consumer group CEO of Verizon, said in response to the trend to unload WiFi traffic that most people believe 70-75 percent of traffic on today's terminal devices is consumed through WiFi networks rather than cellular networks, according to foreign media. In the 5g world that Verizon is planning, Wi Fi is not considered. Instead, the company's new solution will promote indoor millimeter wave in many places.
In a world of 5G mmwaves,” we can't see future demand for WiFi because we have a safer network environment. We have higher performance standards and the ability to perform operations such as sessions, so our view is that, in the case of full deployment, public Wi-Fi will be eliminated in many environments due to the security, reliability and service capabilities of millimeter waves. said Ronan Dunne.
"We believe that the best end-to-end experience is to enjoy 99.9999% security in an end-to-end wireless environment Whether you are a consumer or a corporate customer. "
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Asked about the implications of the number of cellular base stations needed to achieve that goal, he said the key lies in 5G indoor solutions, while Verizon is already studying repeaters and nodes in the indoor environment. This means using devices such as repeaters and extensions to cover places like residential areas and industrial facilities, much like the way you use Wi-Fi and mesh networks.
This is in line with what Nicki Palmer, senior vice president of technology and product development at Verizon, said last month during the Qualcomm snapdragon summit. In addition to repeaters based on new beamforming technology, 5g distributed antenna system (DAS) and other tools are expected to come out in 2020. She said that 5g Das equipment has not really appeared, but will be realized in 2020. Operators usually use Das in stadiums and other places to improve or expand network coverage and capacity.
Ronan Dunne said Verizon's focus on millimeter waves has been pioneering and that, with the advent of dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) in 2020, all of its spectrum will eventually be able to deploy 5G.
This year, the price of millimeter wave terminals will be less than $800, and then less than $600, and the second half of 2020 will be crucial for Verizon's 5g home product, as high-performance CPE will be available.