T- Mobile CEO John Legere has shared the company plans for bringing 5G coverage to its customers on social media. Before giving out some information on T-Mobile vision on 5G coverage, Legere thrashed out AT&T and Verizon’s recent Q1 results and how they are misleading their consumers.
Verizon recently absorbed the loss of 307,000 subscribers during the first quarter of 2017, while AT&T reported a loss of 191,000 subscribers. Legere also claimed that rival carriers had launched unlimited plans and their networks had slowed down as a result of that. T-mobile CTO Neville Ray also posted a blog today and shed some technical details about the company’s 5G vision.
They are going to dedicate part of the new 600 MHz spectrum that they just won to LTE and then part to 5G nationwide.
This means T-Mobile will be the first company to commit to building a nationwide 5G network. In addition to the 600 MHz band, they have 200 MHz of spectrum in the 28/39 GHz bands covering nearly 100 million people in major metropolitan areas and an impressive volume of mid-band spectrum to deploy 5G in as well. This positions T-Mobile to deliver a 5G network that offers breadth and depth nationwide. The company announced that it plans to roll out a nationwide 5G network starting in 2019, with complete completion by 2020.