Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Verizon aims to launch 5G wireless residential broadband service in three to five cities by the end of next year, the company announced Thursday.
The company will use radio signals, rather than copper or fiber cables, to provide customers with unprecedented wireless speeds for Internet access, Verizon said in a press release.
"This is a landmark announcement for customers and investors who have been waiting for the 5G future to become a reality," said Hans Vestberg, Verizon's president of Global Networks and Chief Technology Officer.
The company said it tested 5G residential applications in 11 markets this year and predicts a market opportunity of 30 million households.
The first launch will be in Sacramento, Calif., in the second half of next year.
"The targeted initial launches we are announcing today will provide a strong framework for accelerating 5G's future deployment on the global standards," Verizon said.
Details on the other four locations were not released.