In an effort to advance their position as a cell phone service provider T-Mobile is planning to launch a 5G LTE service. T-Mobile has recently announced its plans to build out its next-generation wireless networking via the radio airwaves that they recently purchased in a government auction.
The main focus of T-Mobile’s 5G network will be to provide its users with a broader coverage area across the country, no necessarily faster LTE speeds. With a 5G service, the general public would expect it to be faster than their current 4G speeds.
However, with the implementation of the 5G service, T-Mobile has stated that users can expect a stronger signal everywhere and the ability to manage multiple devices beyond the cell phone.
Jan Dawson who is an analyst at Jackdaw research made the following statement. “There’s a certain irony in T-Mobile taking an approach which could see it lead in coverage but lag in speed over time, given that it has until now been known for the opposite — a fast but far from ubiquitous network.”
The 5G LTE service will be more efficient and it will work better for playing video games and streaming video. T-Mobile has also stated that they plan to provide a higher-band spectrum that will cover major cities and offer higher speeds in certain areas.
Verizon has stated that T-Mobile’s news is a public relations stunt. A Verizon spokesperson made the following statement “Rather than compete by doing, some prefer to compete with tweets and PR.”
Some of the benefits of the 5G service will include a high level of responsiveness which will allow you to perform surgery with no lag or to remotely pilot a vehicle. You will also have the ability to connect different devices based on their needs.
“We expect to see a whole class of new applications and solutions that will be built for nationwide 5G, and today’s applications will just work better and faster,” said T-Mobile’s CTO Neville Ray. What are your thoughts about T-Mobile’s 5G service? Please let me know in the comment section below.