Why is the availability of the new moto z3 so important for Verizon? Because this phone gives the carrier the first 5G-upgradable phone in the world. And while 5G testing and network availability have been announced by several carries, everyone is still waiting for 5G capable devices.

The moto z3 will be available exclusively through Verizon. And in cities where the company has deployed 5G networks, users will be able to snap on the 5G moto mod and use the network.

This will give small businesses looking to provide real-time services, faster communications and collaboration as well as other innovative solutions a clear advantage over those using 4G. And if the numbers are anywhere close to the specifications of the W3 5G standards, they will be nothing short of incredible.

In a recent press release, Nicola Palmer, Verizon’s chief network engineer and head of wireless networks, explains how 5G will forever change the way we communicate. Palmer says, “5G will change the ways we live, work, learn and play. It will touch nearly every industry sector, impact our economy in a profound way and dramatically improve our global society.”

Verizon is launching 5G residential broadband service in Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento and another city to be named in the second half of 2018. The mobile 5G solution will be launched in 2019.