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Sprint Names Its First 5G Markets As It Preps Massive MIMO

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Feb 27, 2018, 10:55 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint today indicated which markets will be first to see 5G service from the carrier at some point in the first half of 2019. Sprint said customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. will be first to experience the company’s 5G network. First, however, Sprint plans to bring massive MIMO to Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles in April, with Atlanta, Houston and Washington, D.C. to follow later this year. Sprint says massive MIMO is a critical bridge that will span its LTE 4G and future 5G networks. The company is preparing to deploy thousands of massive MIMO radios with 128 radios (64 transmit, 64 receive). All Sprint subscribers who have a device with 2.5 GHz (Band 41) will benefit from the increased capacity and speed provided by massive MIMO. Sprint is working with Qualcomm and device manufacturers on 5G mobile devices, which it expects to launch in the first half of 2019.

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PhoneMaster

Feb 27, 2018, 2:06 PM

Yeah, right...

This is a company whose LTE network is so poor it can’t even launch VoLTE.
LTE is garbage on any network. I’m glad Sprint never launched it for their voice. Everyone with Verizon now complains about their shoddy integration. CDMA is a far more reliable and superior technology.
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