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T-Mobile Details Plans to Keep its Lead in Mid-Band 5G Through 2023

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Dec 4, 2021, 7:04 AM

Why 5G Is Important

5G is basically CDMA 2.0 because it's not only super-fast wireless internet, but it also allows a whole bunch of multiple users to access voice and data simultaneously. That means fewer dropped calls, busy circuits, bad connections, etc.

The Achilles heel of LTE is that it does not handle calling very well when compared to CDMA. Therefore, one is less likely to connect a call during peak voice traffic or at large public gatherings. Big telecoms like Verizon and Sprint decided to make concessions a few years back in order to consolidate RF and gain better data speeds than they could attain with a CDMA-based system. This is not to say that CDMA was perfect. It's Achilles' heel was the slot cycle index, which occasionally caused missed calls...
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