T-Mobile’s 5G Network Goes Live Ahead of Schedule

The original launch date was scheduled for December 6th. December 2, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Last month, T-Mobile promised its 5G network would go live in 5,000 cities and towns on December 6th — if its merger with Sprint went through. That deal is not yet final, but today, a few days ahead of schedule, T-Mobile says it’s launching its nationwide 5G network. The catch is that, for now, T-Mobile is offering 600 MHz “low-band” 5G. Related: 5 Lessons to Learn from T-Mobile CEO John Legere The network covers more than one million square miles, including many rural areas, and 200 million people. The “low-band” 5G won’t be as fast as the 5G we’ve seen from carriers like Sprint and Verizon, but it will have better range, so it shouldn’t run into problems like not being able to travel through walls. It will be accessible to a lot more people, and T-Mobile says it will cost […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint Agree to Merge

The deal will combine the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the U.S., which will be known as T-Mobile. April 30, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag After a number of failed attempts over the years, T-Mobile and Sprint are officially merging. The deal will combine the No. 3 and 4 wireless carriers in the U.S., which will be known as T-Mobile. John Legere, the outspoken current chief of T-Mobile will be CEO of the newly combined firm; Mike Sievert, current T-Mobile chief operating officer, will be president and COO of the combined company. T-Mobile will be headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with a second HQ in Sprint’s current home of Overland Park, Kan. The merger values Sprint at $59 billion and the combined company at around $146 billion. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will serve on the board of the new company, as will Masayoshi Son, chairman and […]

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