T-Mobile’s 5G network covers more than 305 million people in the U.S., including a lot of coverage in rural areas. This is mostly thanks to T-Mobile’s low-band 600Mhz (n71) spectrum, which offers excellent coverage and speeds comparable to fast LTE. T-Mobile is also improving its 5G network with Sprint’s mid-band 2.5GHz (n41) spectrum in addition to its own mmWave spectrum.
T-Mobile started with its 600MHz spectrum to quickly cover as many people as possible with a few spots of mmWave in urban areas. Then, with its purchase of Sprint, T-Mobile has been working quickly to add Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum to its 5G network, which has much greater capacity for higher speed and more connections. This mid-band network now covers more than 165 million people. Finally, C-band will be used in key locations that need a bit more capacity once it becomes available in late 2021 and 2022.
With this setup, T-Mobile can achieve greater capacity in dense urban areas while offering strong coverage in suburban and rural areas. You can check out T-Mobile’s 5G coverage if you want to see if it’s in your area, and if you have a phone compatible with its sub-6 5G, you’ll be covered by the majority of the network. While it remains to be seen exactly how much T-Mobile will utilize mmWave in the coming years, its huge sub-6 advantage means T-Mobile can focus on developing its network rather than scrambling to catch up.
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