T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced plans to offer legit 5G network by developing its own nationwide 5G network in 2019 with a target of 2020 for full nationwide coverage.
The carriers are using 5G to either distract from how badly they’re losing today or to give their shareholders some hope they can compete with Big Cable, Their ambitious vision for Fixed 5G to replace home internet will never provide mobile 5G coverage. It makes no sense.
John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, said.
We’re going to build this big fat freeway across the US for 5G, and we don’t think anyone else can do it at this time.
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said.
Read more on ZDNet: T-Mobile to begin nationwide 5G rollout in 2019
Neville Ray explained in a blog post:
First, we are going to dedicate part of the new 600 MHz spectrum we just won to LTE and then part to 5G nationwide. This means T-Mobile is the first company to commit to building a nationwide 5G network. And yes that’s real 5G, not fake 5G! And that’s nationwide Mobile 5G, not Fixed 5G!
In addition to the 600 MHz band, we have 200 MHz of spectrum in the 28/39 GHz bands covering nearly 100 million people in major metropolitan areas and an impressive volume of mid-band spectrum to deploy 5G in as well. This positions T-Mobile to deliver a 5G network that offers BOTH breadth and depth nationwide.
Read more on SlashGear: T-Mobile 5G arrives nationwide in 2020 — carrier lambasts AT&T over ‘fake 5G’
T-Mobile will use part of the spectrum it acquired to begin deployment of 5G network. The other part of that spectrum would still be used to improve current 4G LTE network. Once 5G gains momentum, other current LTE bands would be repurposed into 5G signal.
Read more on GSMArena: T-Mobile weighs in on its future with 5G, expected to rollout in 2019
Nokia will be one of T-Mobile’s 5G equipment vendors to repurpose existing network equipment and outfit new equipment to be compatible with as many standards and frequencies as possible. Part of the plan is to set up the network in layers around multiple interlocking frequency bands, which could mean that several of the lower-frequency bands that T-Mobile now has access to could be combined to equal the same data throughput as a single higher band.
Read more at Android Headlines: T-Mobile To Gain Assistance With 5G Buildout From Nokia
Our 600 MHz spectrum mother lode is changing the future of wireless & will be put to use w/ BOTH our 4G LTE & in our Nationwide 5G network! pic.twitter.com/yCcxpvSqEq
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) May 2, 2017