T-Mobile announced today its plans for launching a “true” nationwide LTE beginning in 2019, with a complete rollout by 2020. From a report: The nation’s third-largest carrier on Tuesday unveiled plans to build out its next-generation wireless network using the radio airwaves it just purchased in a government auction. The focus for its 5G network isn’t necessarily speed, but instead broader coverage across the country. It’s a surprising move given those airwaves operate on a lower band, which is great for covering long distances but won’t give you tremendous speeds. The move goes against the conventional thinking about 5G, which has spurred excitement because of its ability to give you a seemingly supersonic connection to the network. Instead, T-Mobile is stressing a better signal everywhere and the ability to manage multiple devices beyond the phone.
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