Verizon’s new nationwide 5G network is allegedly more slow than its LTE network, to the point that clients are clearly lucky to be simply disabling 5G totally except if they’re close to a mmWave network. The outcomes come from testing done by PC Magazine’s Sascha Sagan, who points to Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, or DSS, as the culprit.
The tech allows transporters to run LTE and 5G networks side by side, which is valuable if, as Verizon, you don’t yet have enough dedicated 5G spectrum. While the carrier has to a great extent don’t on its mmWave network up to this point, it additionally has started revealing a mid-band nationwide 5G network, which vows to stay away from mmWave’s reach issues by utilizing DSS. The solitary catch is that, with Verizon, it seems like this tech prompts more terrible execution as a rule for phones running in 5G mode.
The solution, at least for the present, is to simply turn 5G off in case you’re a Verizon client. On the off chance that that has you worried about velocities contrasted with your T-Mobile client companions, don’t stress excessively: in its cross country speed test recently, PC Magazine found that T-Mobile’s 5G can regularly still be slower than Verizon’s LTE, despite the fact that it utilizes devoted 5G bands. That equivalent nationwide test likewise uncovered that AT&T’s 5G can be slower than its LTE too — which makes sense, given that it additionally utilizes the DSS technology for it’s 5G network.
The outcomes from PC Magazine were just done in New York City, so on the off chance that you have a 5G phone on Verizon, it very well might merit verifying whether you’re really getting quicker speeds with 5G on. In case you’re not, it very well might merit turning it off totally until further notice. This is additionally likely a brief issue — as Verizon keeps on adding committed 5G spectrum, their speeds will improve.
Note that this doesn’t matter to Verizon’s mmWave innovation, which is a lot quicker than anything some other transporter has to bring to the table. In any case, while mmWave has the speed, it doesn’t have the reach, and it tends to be impeded by trees, structures, and in some cases even windows. In any case, in the event that you frequently locate that 5G UB logo springing up on your phone, and you need that speed, it very well might merit keeping 5G on, regardless of whether it could prompt lulls when you get outside its reach.