Sprint Names Its First 5G Markets As It Preps Massive MIMO
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.
Sprint Puts NYC, Kansas City, Phoenix On Deck for 5G Launch
May 15, 2018
Sprint today announced more markets in which it expects to offer 5G service. The company earlier said it would kick off 5G in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
Sprint Says 5G Smart Hub by HTC Due During First Half of 2019
Nov 27, 2018
Sprint today revealed that it plans to launch a "5G mobile smart hub" at some point during the first half of next year. The device will be made by HTC.
Sprint to Offer Samsung's 5G Phone by Summer
Jan 7, 2019
Sprint joined the other top-tier US carriers in committing to sell Samsung's 5G phone next year. AT&T and Verizon have committed to offering the unnamed phone in the first half of next year.
Sprint Says 5G Phone from LG Planned for First Half of 2019
Aug 14, 2018
Sprint today announced that together with LG it will bring its first 5G mobile phone to market during the first half of 2019. Sprint said the "innovative handset" is being "built for the country's first mobile 5G network." Sprint claims its forthcoming 5G network will allow customers to download full-length HD movies in seconds instead of minutes, and stream graphic-heavy videos and games without delays or lag-time.
Verizon Says Massive MIMO Deployment to Help Customers
Oct 26, 2017
Verizon Wireless today said it has deployed FDD Massive MIMO on its network in and around Irvine, Calif. Verizon explains that while Massive MIMO is a 4G LTE-A technology that will help today's phones, it serves as a stepping stone in the slow march toward 5G.