T-Mobile: “We Are Stronger Than Ever”
T-mobile has been known for mocking other mobile phone carriers for hyping up the latest in wireless technology, 5G. But on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray does just that – he hyped up 5G.
The Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile laid out the company’s vision in moving into 5G. T-Mobile works with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung, and was able to show benchmark speed of 12 gigabits/ second, more than triple the speed of Verizon. Which conducted the same test in February.
To elaborate further, Verizon’s 5G testings provide a few hundred times faster compared to the LTE we use today and 350% faster than the superfast Google Fiber.
With these kinds of speeds, users will be able to enjoy a lot more variety of applications and enable them to download an entire season of favorite series in minutes. But since the wireless industry does not have agreed standards yet, experts say that 5G will start rolling no earlier than 2018. The real score here is that the speed games will not matter once the service becomes available.
Still, T-Mobile said it is getting ready for the transition. Ray said that the company is building 5G right now, noting that they’ll use the investment from their LTE network as foundation.
The first 5G announcement came from Verizon last year. Verizon went out of its way to test the 5G technology, partially influencing the wireless community around the globe. T-Mobile stated that the company is working with various communications bodies, such as the Federal Communications Commission, among others.
T-Mobile is an international company that holds many mobile communications subsidiaries. It is Germany-based, but operates in thirteen European countries, as well as the USA, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. It has over 230 million