Sprint to offer 5G service and devices by 2019

Sprint to offer 5G service and devices by 2019
Earlier tonight, we told you that the the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) had announced new hardware standards for the Non-Standalone 3GPP 5G NR specs. Included in that list is Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum. Sprint has more than 160MHz of this spectrum available, giving it the largest block of 5G airwaves in the states with a frequency under 6GHz. The carrier's focus when it comes to 5G is mobile, and to that end it is working with chip maker Qualcomm and telecom company SoftBank.

Sprint says that it hopes to start offering commercial 5G service and compatible devices for 5G by 2019. Verizon plans to have its fixed 5G service available next year in Sacramento and four other markets to provide residential broadband.


Next year, Sprint plans to start its journey to 5G by deploying 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO radios for commercial use. The radios are 64T64R (64 transmitters, 64 receivers), and will be able to receive an upgrade to 5G NR.

source: Sprint

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7 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

That's good to hear! Hope to see Sprint dramatically improve their network in the next two years.

7. Toyoman24

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

LOL sprint has been crap and will always be, Verizon is KING!

2. Toyoman24

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

HAHAHAHAHAHA Sure they will Cause deploying 4g worked out well for them

3. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Why not jump from 2g to 5g

4. Greenmule

Posts: 129; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

If they can't fry an egg, then what makes anyone think they can make souffle?

5. Three2One

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

How about they work on simultaneously talk and web browsing

6. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 180; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

Already exists but need to have LTE

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