But while Magenta has remarkably managed to solve the 5G availability equation on its own in totally unrivaled fashion, it's no big secret that T-Mobile's next-gen network still has a bit of a speed problem. As highlighted in several real-world tests of late, said 5G speeds are barely higher than the numbers you've routinely come to expect from 4G LTE connectivity nowadays.
the long-delayed Sprint merger is finally completed. In case you were wondering how soon you'd be able to experience the positive effects of the union between the nation's third and fourth-largest wireless service providers, the answer is unsurprisingly very soon.Of course, that was the old T-Mobile, while "New T-Mobile" is preparing to put its bold short-term plans into action now that
According to T-Mo President of Technology Neville Ray, work is already underway on deploying mid-band 5G spectrum in Philly. That's only one city, so it may not sound like such a big deal, but Ray apparently told a duo of Cnet reporters recently to also expect "rapid" expansions to "other cities" in the "coming weeks."
If you're not familiar with the current 5G lingo, Sprint's mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum was essentially the number one reason why T-Mobile pursued this merger so aggressively. T-Mo's existing 5G network is built on a low-band 600MHz foundation, which allowed the "Un-carrier" to spread its signal fast and wide while providing only a marginal speed upgrade over its 4G LTE technology.
The mid-band tech T-Mobile is already working on integrating, meanwhile, should enable a significantly more meaningful improvement in download speeds across large cities like Philadelphia, but also smaller ones and even certain rural areas around the country.
Verizon's mmWave-based Ultra Wideband 5G network will undoubtedly remain unrivaled in terms of speed... wherever you can actually tap into it.Obviously, we'll have to wait a few more weeks to see what kind of numbers "New T-Mobile" customers might be looking at, but although we fully expect important jumps,