The weekend is coming and we are still waiting for an official announcement on the alleged acquisition of Boost Mobile from Dish Network for over $6 billion. The transaction should help Dish to create a new national competitor that will face Verizon, AT & T and New T-Mobile. Once the agreement is announced, we expect the Justice Department to approve the $ 26.5 billion T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Unless a decision is made against the merger in a lawsuit filed by nine state attorneys general and A.G. of Washington D.C., the approval of the DOJ should be the last obstacle that the transaction should clarify.
Today, T-Mobile’s executive director, John Legere, wrote an extensive article on the T-Mobile News Room website, trying to clarify the importance of the U.S. to take the technological leadership in 5G. The executive emphasizes something we have often said; Once 5G becomes the whole country, it will lead to the creation of a series of new industries and companies. 4G LTE has helped create the travel sharing industry and its two biggest and brightest stars, Uber and Lyft. The 5G data rates will be up to 10 times faster than the 4G LTE and our minds probably can’t even figure out which new sectors will help create 5G.
But Legere points out that this must happen and that the United States takes a leading role in the global economy of the 5G, the United States UU. They need to have wireless providers able to offer 5G from coast to coast. And that’s why the proposed merger of T-Mobile with Sprint is so important. The combination of the 600 MHz spectrum of the former, purchased by nearly two billion dollars from T-Mobile in a large FCC auction, and the accumulation of the 2.5 GHz medium band Sprint spectrum will help the combined operator to build a sub-6GHz national 5G network. It is important to remember that low-frequency airwaves travel farther than high-frequency signals. Furthermore, obstacles are better penetrated. Therefore, Verizon’s plan to use only the very high-frequency mmWave spectrum for its 5G service means that Verizon will take longer to complete a national network. In addition, Big Red will also have to work around trees, windows, and doors.
Legere Essentially Says That The Merger With Sprint Is Necessary For The U.S. To Take Global Leadership In 5G
While T-Mobile also has a spectrum of mmwave, Legere said that radio waves require low, medium and high to complete a nationwide 5G mobile band network. The executive notes that by the end of the year, the once compatible smartphone launch, T-Mobile will launch its 5G 600MHz airwaves. Legere says that “Mid-band spectrum is key to providing an ideal mix of coverage and capacity for 5G networks, and the combination of Sprint’s mid-band and our low-band will allow New T-Mobile to use both spectrum more efficiently, increasing capacity even more.”
In the typical form of Legerian, the CEO of T-Mobile AT&T attacked for not selling the 5G service, noting that the company is selling the Samsung S10 5G galaxy companies and developers only. If you want 5G and you’re a typical AT&T customer, you’re not lucky … Well, if you just want to see the 5G icon on the phone they have the 5GE logo (which is essentially the same old LTE’ve always had … don’t let yourself be fooled by it, says Legere. Regarding Verizon, Legere notes that customers who want the 5G service must register for their most expensive unlimited plans.
So, the bottom line, says Legere, is that if the United States has “others” to end their 5G networks. They could be left behind in the 5G world race. According to Legere, who is obviously not an impartial observer, the way to ensure that the U.S. remains at the forefront is to allow T-Mobile to merge with Sprint for a national 5G network can be completed fast enough for the U.S. to take the lead in the global economy of 5G.
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