T-Mobile joins the 5G fray, announces super-fast network in 30 cities by the end of 2018

T-Mobile joins the 5G fray, announces super-fast network in 30 cities by the end of 2018
The Un-carrier has just announced plans to build 5G in 30 cities by the end of the year. T-Mobile customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas will be among the first to experience super-fast speeds when the first 5G smartphones will be launched early next year.

Unlike AT&T and Verizon which said their first 5G devices will be pucks, not smartphones, T-mobile claims it will be focusing on “delivering a truly transformative 5G experience,” which is meant to work on actual smartphones.

T-Mobile has already started to deploy 5G-ready equipment and enable 5G low-band spectrum (600 MHz), but that's not all, as the carrier announced plans to begin building out 5G on millimeter wave spectrum in 2018.


Apparently, T-Mobile is only US carrier to announce plans for standards-based 5G across multiple spectrum bands. On top of that, the network operator expects to deploy 25,000 small cells to light up Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), a technology that adds extra capacity and speed.

source: T-Mobile

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7 Comments

1. sandercowl

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 27, 2018

Yeah, 5G. I want to experience.

2. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Still not sure if this will change much for phones, but it could do a lot for other things, likes interconnected vehicles.

3. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1224; Member since: May 01, 2017

Like Sprint, T-Maybe should put their efforts into expanding their nationwide coverage. I swear, they seem content fighting for 3rd and 4th best

5. Acdc1a

Posts: 470; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Have you looked at a coverage map lately?

6. Brandon21213

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 16, 2017

T-Mobile isn’t content with just being #3. They r expanding their coverage like crazy, and implementing their spectrum. They not how they were 5 years ago.

4. gamehead unregistered

Wonder if the next iPhone will support 5G

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

So for those of you who say that Tmo should work on its coverage has not seen progress over the last 10 or even 5 years. Also with the introduction of new network standards are the perfect opportunity to expand coverage at the same time. Funny thing is I use to laugh at Tmo customers 10 years go. Amazing what can happen with great leadership

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