Verizon announced today it completed the first data transmission with a 5G-upgradeable smartphone and completed over Verizon’s 28 GHz spectrum using Samsung’s 5G New Radio (NR) solutions on a commercial 3GPP 5G NR network in Providence, RI.

“Samsung’s early and extensive innovation in 5G is helping to lay the foundation for the next-generation of wireless communications,” said Magnus Ojert, vice president, Networks Division, Samsung Electronics America. “Beginning with our contributions to Verizon’s 5G Home service, commercialized on October 1, and now with 5G New Radio, we’re excited to continue our work with Verizon while advancing our lead in delivering 5G mobile technology that will benefit consumers, businesses and cities.”

The successful test was completed with the same mobile device consumers will use on Verizon’s 5G mobile network and is the latest in a series of 5G milestones Verizon and its technology partners have achieved in recent months on the path to commercial 5G mobile service in 2019.

Read more about the first data call transmission on a 5G network here.