It also increases, by 2020, investment in 5G push

FILE PHOTO: A contract crew and It will install 5G communications equipment on a tower in Orem, Utah, USA, on 3 December 2019 at the latest. The photo was taken at the 3 December 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/George Frey

(Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc. on Thursday raised its full-year capital expenditure and it will speed up the transition to 5G networks.

The company said it expects to spend $17.5 billion to € 18.5 billion by 2020, up from its previous forecast of $17 billion to $18 billion.

The carrier also said it has not seen any measurable increase in the use of the data, since the corona virus outbreak.

Reporting Amal in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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