|"T-Mobile announces 5G for 30 cities"....this year.........................................|
T-Mobile announces 5G for 30 cities
T-Mobile announced that it will begin building out 5G across 30 cities this year, with Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and Dallas to have the service by 2019.
In an interview with ZDNet, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray and 5G Americas president Chris Pearson said mobile carriers need more 5G help from the US government on both infrastructure regulations and spectrum availability.
"I think as an industry, we all realise a lot more spectrum is needed for 5G to ultimately succeed in the US market, and that's across all bands," Ray told ZDNet, pointing to the mmWave and 3.5GHz CBRS bands.
"The US has consumed most of the commercial spectrum pretty rapidly over recent years, and for 5G we need a lot more.
"It seems to take an interminable amount of time in the US to bring any spectrum to market."
Pearson said that in addition to making more spectrum available, the government must also work on reducing the barrier to deploying additional infrastructure.