If you wait for the next generation of wireless service, you may wait longer than you expect. A number of major mobile operators are facing a 5G nightmare as they attempt to switch to the next generation of wireless services. This week, T-Mobile has joined their ranks.
There has been much talk of 5-G wireless service throughout the industry and experts say we are about to make it a reality for consumers of an ocean to the other. But we are not there yet and the mobile operator T-Mobile has become the last this week to say that the wait would be a little longer for their customers. T-Mobile was hoping to unveil the country's first giant 5G network at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but the company was quick to announce that the launch of its network had been postponed for at least the second half of the year. ;year.
The 5-G wireless technology was the focus of CMM's focus this year, with at least half a dozen handset manufacturers who said they would have a phone ready for the new system without this year. The problem is that most of these phones are not compatible with most major operators' 5-G networks. T-Mobile explains that the lack of handsets capable of connecting to the low-frequency spectrum of the company is causing their delay.
This is important because the frequency spectrum often dictates the degree of accessibility of the network. High frequency networks require a greater number of cell and tower sites because radio waves do not go as far as low frequency signals that T-Mobile – and other operators – expect to see. use for their 5-G networks. This means that if handsets can not access low frequencies, they can not access 5-G networks.
For now, T-Mobile still expects a large deployment in the second half of 2019, but other wireless service providers are focusing on large population centers, creating a network that will most likely find a home. in dense urban areas.
Of the major operators, only AT & T has launched 5-G as a beta test in some areas, although Verizon offers a "home 5-G" option for Internet services in some markets.