T-Mobile Quickly Expanding Mid-band 5G
T-Mobile today announced the launch of 5G in valuable 2.5 GHz mid-band spectrum in 81 "new cities and towns". Many of the new areas are suburbs of the eight major cities already launched: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.. However some all-new areas include select neighborhoods near Tampa, Boston, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Portland (Oregon). T-Mobile says it is adding mid-band 5G to 1,000 cell towers per month, brining the service to "thousands of cities and towns across the country" by the end of the year. The company is also adding more mid-band spectrum to cell towers already enabled with mid-band 5G, for even greater capacity and data speeds. T-Mobile is the only major carrier with significant mid-band spectrum, which offers a good balance of speed and coverage for 5G service, compared to other bands.
Feb 25, 2019
Sprint today released new details of the 5G network it will launch this May and June. Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Kansas City will launch in May, while New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Houston will launch in June.
Aug 27, 2019
Sprint today launched 5G service in four new cities, and launched one new 5G phone: The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, available starting today. In New York City, 5G covers 1.7 million people, and parts of Manhattan from Central Park to the southern tip.
May 30, 2019
Sprint's 5G network launches tomorrow in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Kansas City, as previously announced. In the coming weeks, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, DC will also gain 5G service.
Jul 11, 2019
Sprint is launching its 5G network in Chicago this week. Utilizing the company's 2.6 GHz (band 41) spectrum, the network offers better coverage and building penetration than the mmWave 5G networks launched by other companies in Chicago to date.