T-Mobile US, Inc. unveiled at the Mobile World Congress on Monday plans to launch its 5G network in 30 cities in the United States this year. According to the announcement, customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas will be first to use it when the first 5G smartphones launch early in 2019. The company claims to be the only US operator planning “standards-based 5G across multiple spectrum bands” which it says is “critical” for national coverage and reliability, as well as consistent mobile broadband speed.
“We’re tackling 5G with an army at our side,” added Ray. “To advance our 5G vision, we’re working closely with 3GPP, industry standards groups, chip makers, and a range of global handset manufacturers – who are on track to deliver the first handsets in early 2019. And, we’re partnering closely with global network infrastructure leaders like Ericsson and Nokia who are already delivering equipment to support our multi-spectrum strategy,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile.