Verizon is taking on the industry’s largest broadband provider, and it’s building a new fiber optic architecture.
The company announced Wednesday that it is developing a fiber optic platform for the new smartphone, the Verizon Xoom, and the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, called XS.
Verizon’s new fiber-optic technology will provide wireless connectivity for devices that are running Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile, and will be used for devices in development by other companies, including Samsung and Microsoft.
It will be made available in 2018, Verizon said.
The Xoom is designed for the mobile world, and is meant to replace the existing 5G wireless network.
Its key difference from 5G is that it can support more devices at once, meaning more data can be transferred, said Jeff Chester, senior vice president of product marketing for Verizon Wireless.
In addition to its own devices, Verizon’s plan is to support other companies’ devices as well.
It plans to sell and support Android devices in the near future.
Verizon said it expects to launch a 4G LTE network with 4G devices later this year.
Verizon also announced it is working on a 4K LTE network that will be similar to what is being built into the Nokia Lumia 928, which is in development for smartphones.
The new Verizon XS architecture will include a new process called fiber optic diodes, or FDD, which are designed to improve transmission speeds.
It’s the first time Verizon is building a fiber-to-the-home network.
The FDD will also help Verizon make the network faster and better, Chester said.
“We believe this is a great time for Verizon to invest in FDDs, because we have the ability to make this network faster,” Chester said in a video posted to the company’s YouTube channel.
“This is a high-speed fiber to the home network that is built to support a number of different types of devices and platforms, including the XS device, for the first generation of the Samsung Galaxy X. This is the first of a series of FDD-capable devices to come from Verizon.”
Verizon is using its FDD to build a network that can deliver data speeds of up to 1 Gbps and more than 300 gigabits per second.
Verizon has also started building fiber optic cables across the country that will connect customers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
The Verizon Xs will also include a Wi-Fi module that will help provide access to Wi-Amp charging stations.
Verizon plans to roll out the Wi-amp charging stations in more than 100 U.S. markets.