May 03, 2017 06:57 AM EDT
T-Mobile, the third largest US carrier has recently revealed that it would bring 5G to US within next three years. It has also mentioned that it would utilize its latest 600 MHz low-band spectrum to offer the service from one coast to another. The mobile carrier has also mentioned that it would start nationwide LTE beginning from 2019 with a complete roll out by 2020.
"The 600 MHz spectrum will allow 5G to be deployed nationwide, bringing the ultimate experiences to T-Mobile's enterprise customers and consumers throughout the United States," claimed Borje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson. He further added,"We will support T-Mobile US with 5G radio development for this spectrum. Commercial availability of the product will be aligned with 3GPP standardization and ecosystem support."
Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer, T Mobile has revealed this plan through a blog post. However, Ray also criticized the rivals, AT&T and Verizon, the Financial Times reported. He mentioned that T Mobile is the first company to bring in the concept of nationwide 5G and also claimed it is real 5G and not fake. Ray also added that T Mobile would be bringing nationwide 5G and not a fixed one.
Interestingly, 5G network would pave way for better and faster internet speed and reduce smartphone latency as well as other cellular devices. According to Macrumors, along with T Mobile, AT &T also claimed that it had reached speeds over 10 gigabites per second in the initial 5G trial lab. That's not all, the third biggest carrier also claimed that this is in contrast to their competitors who are focusing on short length high frequency wave for their 5G network.
T Mobile hasn't completely ruled out the idea of millimeter wave bands. It is true especially in the case of the physical limitations of the low band spectrum. As of now, 5G isn't expected to start rolling out until next year since 3GPP is trying to establish the first set of 5G within 2018. As latest reports suggests, T Mobile would release its first smartphone compatible with 600 MHz spectrum some time in 2017 itself.
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