Leaving behind the 4th generation of mobile network, this year till now we have seen its all about 5G. Samsung announced its special edition of a phone for 5G network and there were other announcements by AT &T around last month.
Sprint in its newsroom site has announced that the 5G network would be starting in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City first
According to Sprint in the press:-
At launch, Sprint’s highly mobile, on-the-go customers can expect mobile 5G coverage ranging from nearly 30 square miles covering Midtown and lower Manhattan, to approximately 230 square miles spanning the greater Dallas Fort Worth area, for a total initial 5G coverage footprint of more than 1,000 square miles across all nine cities.
“We’re excited to play our part in advancing the next generation of wireless technology as we prepare to debut our mobile 5G service in nine markets,” said Sprint CEO Michel Combes. “Even better, when combined with T-Mobile we will be able to roll out 5G in more places, more quickly, building an incredible nationwide 5G network that reaches underserved communities, accelerates competition, and drives new levels of U.S. innovation and progress.”
Sprint 5G is currently on-air in downtown Chicago where the company is testing and optimizing its deployment of standards-based 5G software and hardware using Massive MIMO radios from Samsung Electronics America Inc. Initial drive tests show Sprint 5G is providing connectivity in the downtown area, from the Magnificent Mile and the Loop to University of Illinois at Chicago.
The first phone that you’ll be able to buy is the LG V50 ThinQ 5G. Also, Sprint will also offer the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G the new generation of 5G network.
You can preregister for 5G updates from Sprint by clicking here.