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."

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Labor, supply chain pinch not impacting Crown Castle’s outlook

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