T-Mobile has 5G towers in most top U.S. markets, handsets arriving in 2019

During T-Mobile’s fourth-quarter 2018 results call, executives maintained that they’re "ready and excited for the launch of the company’s nationwide 5G network." T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company is adding "thousands upon thousands of new sites with 600Mhz capability," already leading to the highest network capacity and lowest tower congestion in the company’s history. When asked about 5G handset availability, Ray noted "some T-Mobile 5G phones will be available in the first half of 2019, but phones with both 600Mhz and millimeter wave support are ‘strong possibilities’ for the second half of 2019."

Read full article here.

bar

When Google fiber abandons your city as a failed experiment

Google Fiber started a relationship with Louisville in 2015. After a two-year delay and negotiations over its rollout, the company adopted a cost-effective plan to bring ultrafast internet speeds to Louisville. This February, only 16 months after it turned on its service, Google F...

Senators: FCC should diversify broadband mapping data sources

A bipartisan quartet of senators has introduced a bill to improve the FCC’s broadband coverage maps. The Improving Broadband Mapping Accuracy Act requires the FCC to launch a rulemaking, which includes collecting and vetting public comment, on whether to use consumer-reporte...

Is 5G technology coming to New Orleans? City Council approves framework that could make it happen

The New Orleans City Council signed off Thursday on rules governing wireless networks that will soon be operating locally — technology that council members said could aid their use of data to drive government decisions and put New Orleans on a par with other forward-looking ...

Corning supports proposed state broadband act

The Corning City Council unanimously authorized a letter of support for a proposed act to overturn an FCC order that limited local jurisdictions’ authority over wireless cell phone infrastructure. HR 530, also known as the Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development by Empow...

Verizon to launch mobile 5G in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11

Verizon will launch its first mobile 5G service in select areas of Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. Customers will be able to access the network with the Motorola moto z3 smartphone paired with the Motorola 5G moto mod to create a 5G-enabled phone. The 5G service in Chicago an...

How much does 5G cost? Verizon says $10 extra per month

Verizon will charge an additional $10 a month per smartphone for subscribers who want to add 5G speeds to their devices. Only customers of Verizon's unlimited-data plans “will be able to access the 5G service and they must have a compatible device.” There are also limi...

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By continuing to use our site, you accept the use of cookies, and our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.