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Verizon completes 5G radio specification, starts pre-commercial testing

VerizonCommunications Inc. became the first U.S. carrier to complete its5G radio specification, and entered pre-commercial testing.

The 5G testing is being carried out in multiple locations inNew Jersey, Massachusetts, and Texas. The company said July 11 that itcompleted the 5G radio specification in partnership with members of Verizon's5G Technology Forum, including Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, LG, Nokia, Samsung, andQualcomm Inc. unit Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

The specification will help industry partners — such as chipsetvendors, network vendors and mobile operators — to develop interoperableservices and contribute to pre-standard testing and fabrication.

Further, Verizon teamed up with KT Corp. to create aharmonized 5G specification.