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Mobile postpones official 5G service rollout

Mobile postpones official 5G service rollout

Customers with compatible devices, such as the new Galaxy S10 5G, will initially get to enjoy faster data in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Kansas City. This spectrum is also used by Sprint's LTE service but the network is incorporating massive MIMO equipment to create what it calls a 4G/5G split. He expects Sprint's 5G service to cover a larger geographic area than its rivals' initial coverage because the wireless airwaves Sprint is using already are in place.

With the launch in May, Sprint joins AT&T as the first two companies to turn on mobile 5G networks in the country.

Google Fi customers can look forward to 5G connectivity by way of Sprint.

In at interview at Mobile World Congress today, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray made the announcement.

When questioned about how Sprint might price 5G when it launches the offering in May, CEO Michel Combes dodged the question and said instead that the operator would release additional details later this spring.

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US carriers are sprinting (pun intended) to be first with 5G, with AT&T even going as far as to label its LTE Advanced network 5G Evolution.

In fact, Clearwire high band spectrum is Sprint's bargaining chip in the planned merger with T-Mobile which in possession of more low-frequency spectrum. Verizon are planning a launch across 30 cities this summer. This range of the spectrum offers faster speeds, but not a lot of range.

Sprint said customers who deploy its Curiosity IoT core can also make use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage, analytics and IoT development capabilities via an edge computing deployment.

Wireless carriers are engaged in a fierce battle to win over consumers with the promise of 5G service.

The carrier said: "At launch, Sprint's highly mobile, on-the-go customers can expect mobile 5G coverage ranging from almost 30 square miles covering Midtown and lower Manhattan, to approximately 230 square miles spanning the greater Dallas Fort Worth area, for a total initial 5G coverage footprint of more than 1,000 square miles across all nine cities". Sprint decided against using millimeter wave technology. Collectively, the nine city launch will make 5G available in 1,000 square miles by June of next year.