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T-Mobile USA: national 5G from 2020 and 28,000 small cells now

Like Sprint (see above) T-Mobile USA has also been talking about its 5G and small cell plans. Its CTO Neville Ray claims it is taking a more ambitious route to 5G, even though AT&T and Verizon will get to the commercial market first with their plans for fixed wireless services in millimeter wave bands from late 2018. However, TMO is more interested in broad national coverage, using low frequency spectrum – specifically its 600 MHz holdings, which it acquired in the recent incentive auction of former broadcast airwaves. “We’re committed to drive a 5G roll-out by 2020 across the nation, and neither AT&T nor Verizon have stepped up to that challenge,” he told a recent investor conference in Barcelona, Spain.…

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