T-Mobile is starting to spotlight its mid-range (2.5GHz) 5G spectrum in more than 80 new cities and towns in the United States. The service offers maximum download speeds of 1 Gbps and average speeds of around 300 Mbps – about 7.5 times faster than current average LTT speeds.
“T-Mobile has competition in rearview mirrors on 5G, and it’s just lagging behind.” T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said while others play catch-up, we’ve had 5G nationwide since last year, and now we’re adding speeds. Faster across the country with a mid-range 5G network, he said, “This is our 5G strategy in action. The mid-band is * 5G, more than any other T-Mobile band. We have nearly twice the AT&T spectrum and mid-range spectrum and nearly three times what Verizon has. This means that T-Mobile is able to build the best 5G network in the world. “
After its merger with Sprint in April, T-Mobile lit mid-range 5G in Philadelphia and New York City, serving Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Launched soon.
T-Mobile US Active Standalone Architecture (SA) in the 5G network across the United States.
“As Sprint becomes part of T-Mobile, we are increasingly combining networks for a supercharged operator while expanding our 5G footprint nationwide, and today we are looking to a future with independent 5G engineering,” said Neville Ray. Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile. “This is where it gets interesting, opening the door to holistic innovation in this country – and while others continue to play the catch, we’ll continue to grow the world’s most advanced 5G network.”
In SA areas, T-Mobile engineers already saw a 40% improvement in latency during testing.
In the near term, SA allows T-Mobile to achieve the full 600MHz 5G network footprint. With a Non-Autonomous Network Architecture (NSA), 600MHz 5G is paired with a mid-band LTE network to access the backbone network, but without SA, the 5G signal only goes as a mid-band LTE. With today’s launch, it could exceed 600MHz of the mid-band 5G signal, cover hundreds of square miles of the tower and go deeper into buildings than before.
By flipping the switch to activate SA, T-Mobile increased its 5G footprint by 30 percent – now covering 1.3 million square miles in more than 7,500 cities and towns across the country.
T-Mobile partnered with Cisco and Nokia to build Ericsson and Nokia for its 5G infrastructure and 5G radio. OnePlus, Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung helped T-Mobile ensure that current devices can use SA 5G with software updates based on compatibility.