T-Mobile says its 5G network will be right with or ahead of the competition launch
posted by Michael H. / Feb 19, 2016, 9:07 AM
testing its 5G network as soon as this summer, and Verizon will likely be doing the same. T-Mobile doesn't want to be left behind, but it also wants customers to understand that 5G networks are not coming soon. T-Mobile network chief Neville Ray told Re/code that "They are trying to change the story. Nothing they are doing is proprietary or unique."AT&T has already been reported to start
Ray went on to say that T-Mobile would be "be right there with them or ahead." And, in that effort, T-Mobile will start testing on its own 5G network at some point this year. However, T-Mobile was careful to note that their network (and those from competitors) likely won't see the first consumer devices capable of running on the 5G wireless until around 2020.
That's only 4 years away, which isn't so bad in general terms, but it is multiple lifetimes in terms of mobile devices.
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So I get around 60 Megabits per second on LTE. Then I should get 60000 Megabits per second on 5G (7,500 Megabytes per second). What a great way to end 25GB under 4 seconds! It would be awesome to have 5G unlimited lol
posted on Feb 19, 2016, 9:35 AM 5
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I wish the telecoms would be honest with consumers and stipulate that all these crazy speeds are theoretical and not likely to happen in the real world. Large urban areas have insane congestion and you're lucky to get DSL speeds. Rural areas are privileged to receive HSPA speeds when they're not on EDGE.
posted on Feb 19, 2016, 9:52 AM 7
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We know god damn well T-Mobile isn't getting 5G ahead of anyone. For a guy who says cut the Bull$hit that sure is the mother load of bullsh!t.
posted on Feb 19, 2016, 10:41 AM 0
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i think he meant the quality and coverage not first which is fine no one was expecting them to be first .. Not ahead to be the first. Verizon said 2017, AT&T said later in 2016.
posted on Feb 19, 2016, 11:09 AM 1
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