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Sprint will launch 5G network in 2019

Written by James Delahunty @ 11 May 2017 8:57 User comments (2)

Sprint will launch 5G network in 2019

Following announcements from its major competitors, wireless carrier Sprint has announced it will launch its own 5G services in 2019.
On Wednesday, Qualcomm Technologies, SoftBank and Sprint announced a joint agreement to develop technologies for 5G, including the 3GPP New Radio (NR) standard in Band 41 (2.5GHz) for accelerated wide-scale 5G deployments.

"The companies plan to provide commercial services and devices in late 2019," the trio said in a press statement.

Unfortunately that's as far as the details go. Given that Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have already spoken on their plans for their next generation mobile networks, Sprint wants its customers to know it's not asleep at the wheel.

Verizon is already trialling 5G technology in Ann Arbor, Michigan, while AT&T will rollout a 5G network starting in 2018. T-Mobile has a similar timeframe set.

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2 user comments

112.5.2017 16:15

To little .. To late .. And unnecessary !

214.5.2017 01:43

Try not to be lured in by the fancy name...what companies are calling 5G doesn't even reach the speeds of true 4G. By the time they get to actual 5G speeds they will probably be calling it 10G. Imagine if someone who wasn't a huge corporation tried something like that...maybe sell a brass bar as "Solid 24K Gold" and then just say that's what your company calls their brass bars.

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