Having recently successfully completed a 5G data call in the wild on its low bandwidth spectrum of 600 MHz, T-Mobile made another big announcement today. For the first time in North America, it has completed an independent 5G data session. The current 5G devices used in the handful of markets where 5G is now available, connect simultaneously to 5G and LTE. What T-Mobile has tested today is a network dedicated only to 5G. The wireless service provider states that such networks will supercharge those AR and VR based phone applications that depend on a real-time response from the user. It will also help the user experience with games in the cloud, improve productivity in smart factories and perhaps boost autonomous vehicles.
And for the first time on this planet (we don’t know if the aliens are in 6G), the aforementioned data session was completed using a next-generation 5G radio and a core network of multi-vendor. The companies involved in this test are names that everyone should know, like Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco, and MediaTek. 5G will provide consumers with a download speed 10 times faster than the 4G LTE download speed. A movie that took a few minutes to download to the phone will take a few seconds in 5G. Once 5G will be available in the US from coast to coast, something that T-Mobile says will happen in the coming year, new industries will develop.
A Combined T-Mobile-Sprint Will Offer 4 to 6 Times Faster Data Rates Than The Two Separate Companies
A 5G-led economy is likely to create new jobs and this was one of the topics that T-Mobile advanced to get US regulatory approval since its merger with Sprint. The courier believes that the combination of its low band radio waves and its ultra-high frequency mmWave warehouses (which have higher data rates and speeds but travel only for short distances and the structures do not penetrate well) will be perfectly combined with Sprint’s average bandwidth spectrum. Sprint’s 2.5 GHz treasure, combined with T-Mobile’s 600 MHz, will be an important part of T-Mobile’s 5G sub-6 GHz service. Verizon expects to use only the mmW spectrum for its 5G network, which means that Big Red could take longer to build a 5G network nationwide than T-Mobile.
T-Mobile pushed to complete the merger and the company states that by 2024, the new T-Mobile (the T-Mobile-Sprint merger) will have a 5G network capacity eight times higher than that of an independent T-Mobile and Sprint. Even better, the 5G data rate will be four to six times faster than if the pair remained separate companies. And these improvements can be traced back to the use of the T-Mobile low band spectrum along with Sprint’s medium bandwidth.
Last week, the US Justice Department approved the $26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint after the pair agreed to sell some assets to Dish Network. The latter will create a “fourth nationwide network-based competitor”, an elegant term to say that Dish will replace Sprint as the fourth largest operator in the US. And Dish will build its own independent 5G network while operating as an MVNO while construction is underway.
There is only one thing that could prevent the closure of this merger. That is a lawsuit brought by attorneys general in 13 states and by the attorney general of Washington D.C. The lawsuit aims to stop the merger and a trial cannot be started until December.
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