T-Mobile’s 600MHz 5G Goes Live Across the U.S

T-Mobile has finally launched 5G across the U.S. The service and the related network will go live starting today, however, you will be able to use it only by the end of the week. The reason for this is that the first phones supporting T-Mobile’s 5G will go on sale this Friday.

T-Mobile is not yet boasting about speeds or even giving out specifics. Needless to say, 600MHz 5G is going to be slower since it combines airwaves used for LTE and apparently uses new technology to make it faster. It is worth noting that T-Mobile has been tight-lipped about the speeds since the beginning. Meanwhile, the company claims that the 600MHz 5G will be accessible to 200 million people in the United States by the end of this year.

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This year all the major US carriers are expected to launch 5G. Most of them have deployed 5G in select cities and AT&T is next up in line. If you are interested, T-Mobile has choreographed a nerdy video featuring CEO’s deploying 5G with the press of a button.

Our Take

We are apprehensive about the speed benefits 600MHz 5G will offer. Even T-Mobile themselves have been carefully treading when it comes to boasting about the speed. In all likelihood, T-Mobile wants to be the first telecom operator to roll out nationwide 5G and the fastest way to do so is by launching 600MHz 5G.

On the other hand, the mmWave, a form of 5G that is much faster will most probably be restricted to cities with more population. The mmWave uses faster airwaves that help achieve better speeds. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait much longer to see how the new 600MHz 5G will fare against LTE.

[via T-Mobile]