After months of hype, Sprint has officially turned on their 5G network in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City. Sprint CTO John Saw spoke with reporters in Dallas, saying “This is probably going to be the largest initial 5G launch in terms of coverage and footprint. This is just the beginning.”
Sprint is hoping that their choice of frequencies used for 5G will separate them from AT&T and Verizon. AT&T and Verizon are using millimeter wave technology for their 5G networks, which allows for great speed but poor coverage, while Sprint is building their 5G network on top of its mid-band 2.5GHz wireless spectrum and also utilizing their LTE Advanced network to provide a combination type of service that should prove to be more reliable.