T-Mobile has said on Monday that it became the first to launch 5G wireless service across the United States, although it will be slower than some expect for the new generation of connectivity.
The number three US carrier stated that its 5G network covers 200 million people and “goes through walls,” outperforming the limited 5G deployment of larger rivals earlier this year.
It added that it will improve and expand its 5G network if it completes a planned merger with rival Sprint, a deal approved by US regulators but facing a court challenge by several US states.
The rollout of 5G is proceeding in several countries with a promise of spurring innovation in a variety of sectors.
Meanwhile the US authorities have banned the use of equipment from Chinese-based Huawei, the leading infrastructure maker, on concerns that its network could pose national security risks, a charge the company denies.