T-Mobile US announced launch of 5G network in parts of six urban areas: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York on 28 June. Customers can check the network coverage on the operator’s coverage map.
At the same time, the T-Mobile US has introduced Samsung Galaxy S10 5G to be available from 28 June. The newest Samsung Galaxy taps into LTE and 5G in millimetre wave (mmWave) high-band spectrum simultaneously, thus where customers don’t get a 5G signal, the device will fly on T-Mobile’s advanced nationwide LTE network.
T-Mobile wants to provide 5G to all users, both in urban and remote areas, especially to those in rural America. Moreover, the operator does not want to charge extra for 5G, with a commitment of at least three years with zero price hikes to existing plans.
T-Mobile is waiting for a greenlight for the merger with Sprint to build a 5G network for all. If the merger with Sprint is approved, the merged operator will utilise T-Mobile’s low-band and high-band mmWave spectrum, along with Sprint’s mid-band spectrum to deliver nationwide 5G network.
By 2024, the New T‑Mobile network will have approximately double the total capacity and triple the total 5G capacity of T‑Mobile and Sprint combined, with 5G speeds four to six times what they could achieve on their own. The New T-Mobile network will combine Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum and T‑Mobile’s nationwide 600 MHz spectrum.
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