The network carrier is pushing ahead with 2.5 GHz 5G coverage plans.
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T-Mobile US has said its 5G coverage has increased by 30% thanks to its standalone deployment, though it is still only using low-band spectrum for this upgrade.
T-Mobile is switching off Sprint’s legacy 5G network following the merger of the companies which finally closed on April 1st. Sprint’s 5G, which uses 2.5GHz mid-band spectrum, has been taken offline while T-Mobile works to re-deploy it across its own network. Most existing Sprint customers won’t be able to use their current devices going forward... Read more » The post T-Mobile switches off Sprint’s 5G network following $26.5 billion merger appeared first on Telecoms Tech News.
Nokia to “progressively mitigate these issues”The road to 5G is a winding one, and it may yet turn out to be one of the shibboleths of our time.The new standard certainly throws up ample challenges.Even mobile network operators sound caution.T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray noted in an April 2019 blog that millimeter-wave spectrum (mmWave) “will never materially scale beyond small pockets of 5G hotspots.”*Critics note that even in dense urban environments, “obstacles” – like that rather common urban obstacle, buildings – put a dampener on the idea of seamless mmWave 5G connectivity.
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