T‑Mobile Launches World’s First Nationwide Standalone 5G Network

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T‑Mobile Launches World’s First Nationwide Standalone 5G Network

T-Mobile announced to launch a commercial nationwide standalone architecture 5G network (SA) in the US – and claims that they are the first company to do this. This move expands the Un-carrier’s 5G footprint to nearly 2,000 additional cities and towns. It brings 5G deeper into buildings and enables future groundbreaking applications.

Since Sprint became part of T-Mobile, we’ve been rapidly combining networks for a supercharged Un-carrier while expanding our nationwide 5G footprint, and today we take a massive step into the future with standalone 5G architecture,

said Neville Ray, President of Technology at T-Mobile.

This is where it gets interesting, opening the door for massive innovation in this country — and while the other guys continue to play catch up, we’ll keep growing the world’s most advanced 5G network.

T-Mobile promises, that now a new 5G core is coming to life, allowing much faster internet speeds in more places, real-time responses and advanced connectivity. T-Mobile engineers have seen up to a 40% improvement in latency during testing in SA areas.

T-Mobile vs Verizon - Standalone 5G Network

The company expects SA with 600 MHz 5G to go beyond the mid-band signal, and to cover hundreds of square miles from a single tower while going deeper into buildings.

T-Mobile is now covering 1.3 million square miles in more than 7,500 cities and towns across the US with the Standalone 5G Network. To be able to get the nationwide commercial SA 5G network running, T-Mobile partnered closely with Cisco and Nokia to build its 5G core, and Ericsson and Nokia for 5G radio infrastructure.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: T-Mobile

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