T-Mobile Takes a Big Step Closer to 5G Home Internet

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T-Mobile has promised that by the end of 2018 they will have 5G live in a handful of US markets. Now T-Mobile and Nokia have announced that they have successfully tested their new 5G radio standard created by the 3GPP. These new bidirectional radio transmissions will be used when 5G rolls out later this year.

“This test is a big step forward in building REAL 5G that will work on actual smartphones,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer at T-Mobile. “We’re excited to continue our work with Nokia to move the future of wireless forward and bring 5G to customers!”

“This successful 3GPP compliant over-the-air data transmission represents an important step for T-Mobile and the commercialization of 5G,” said Marc Rouanne, president of Mobile Networks, Nokia. “By building on the tests Nokia has previously conducted with T-Mobile, T-Mobile is well on its way to 5G commercial deployment.”

Earlier this year  T-Moible announced they will launch 5G in 30 cities by the end of 2018. These markets will include New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas. T-Mobile did not give a full list of cities they will support. This successful new radio system should help T-Mobile meet their goal of being live in 30 cities by the end of 2018.

Dish, Charter, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and others have all announced plans to roll out 5G home internet. Dish and others have said that by the end of 2020 they will have half of the United States covered with 5G home internet.

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