Early T-Mobile 5G Testing Shows Coverage Advantages vs Verizon (But Not Speed)

T-Mobile has launched their 5G network in 5 cities now, and of course the world wants to know how it compares to the 5G networks launched by other US carriers. Both Verizon and T-Mobile are utilizing high-frequency millimeter wave for their currently-launched cities, which provides amazing speeds but poor coverage. Early adopters of Verizon’s 5G service have reported results that match up with those limitations: the speeds are extremely fast, but coverage drops off very quickly as you move away from the source and in buildings.

To help with those coverage challenges, T-Mobile will be utilizing their 600MHz spectrum network in conjunction with the the high-frequency bands. The lower frequencies penetrate much better for greater coverage, but can’t provide the download speeds that millimeter wave facilitates.

Testers in New York and Chicago have confirmed that T-Mobile’s speeds are about half that of Verizon’s (although still an enormous leap beyond LTE), but that coverage does seem to be better. This tradeoff is something that users will have to consider as the carriers continue to build out their networks.

AT&T 5G for Business Launches in Las Vegas

AT&T has officially expanded their 5G service to Las Vegas. However, like other cities they’ve deployed, 5G service in Las Vegas is currently limited to business customers and select developers only.

Business customers in Las Vegas can sign up for the Business Unlimited Preferred plan for $90 a month, and two 5G-capable devices are available: the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone and the NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot.

Testers in Las Vegas are reporting speeds upwards of 1gbps on the Samsung Galaxy 5G, making AT&T’s Las Vegas 5G networks one of the fastest yet.

Real-life 5G network testing burns through data plan in less than an hour

When receiving the promised speeds on the 5G network could proved dangerous for your data plan.

A technician that was testing at Randwick has explained. Was testing at the site about 25 minutes in, after several speed tests & downloading PUBG ( Smartphone game) and two movies from Net Flix, I got an SMS alert on my phone. “You have used 50 % of your 20 GB data allowance” Telstra warned me. The sim card I was using was loaned to me by Telstra for testing, but 20GB isn’t an unusually small amount of data.

Even with the so-called unlimited plans, the cellular carriers offer most are throttled to 3G speeds once you hit about 75-100 GB range. Granted you probably will not be running speed test over and over or downloading multiple movies a day, but the whole point of the 5G network is to have super fast data connections and no limits.

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T-Mobile launches 5g in 6 cities

On June 28th, T-Mobile will have the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G for sale. They will be launching the 5g service in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. Customers who are not in these six cities can still purchase the phone and use T-Mobile’s LTE network. T-Mobile at this time is not requiring you to purchase a special data plan to access the new network. T-Mobile will utilize mmWave technology, however it’s very limited. They plan to launch a larger 5G network later this year using the low-band 600Mhz 5G spectrum, a technology not supported by the Galaxy S10 5G.

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Verizon. vs AT&T.vs Sprint, Guess who is winning the 5G battle.

In the pitched battle over 5G in the USA, AT&T has been leading the way with fastest peak downloads of 1.8 Gigabytes of data per second. This test was completed in Los Angeles with a Galaxy s10 5G.

The same speed test has been run on Verizon branded Galaxy s10 5G phone. The maximum speed reached on Verizon 5G network was 1.3 Gigabytes of data per second. This test was completed in Los Angeles.

Sprint peaked at 484 Megabits per second using the LG V50 5G smartphone. That’s 3.7 times slower than AT&T’s Highest speed of 1.8 Gigabytes of data per second. The test was completed with Speedtest.net in Dallas.

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AT&T 5G Users See Speeds of 1Gbps at Shape Conference

At AT&T’s Shape Conference in Los Angeles this week, attendees were able to test out the carrier’s new 5G network, and the speeds did not disappoint. A CNet tester using a Galaxy S10 5G phone ran 12 tests and achieved speeds over 1Gbps in all 12, and saw speeds over 1.4Gbps in 8 of the 12. At those speeds, downloading a 1.9GB app took the tester less than two and a half minutes, and downloading five hours of video on Netflix took under a minute. This is significantly faster than tests done on Verizon’s and Sprint’s 5G networks.

AT&T’s 5G Plus network won’t be available to consumers until 2020, but the performance is very promising.

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Verizon Executive Vice President sees 5G network Propelling the ‘Smart city dream’

With Verizon Unleasing 5G in the United States, consumer are taking notice.

Verizon has been the first cellular company in the U.S and the first in the world releasing 5G with the 5G home service. By the end of the year, 2019 Verizon will be in over 30 major cities in the U.S Verizon has just Launched the first device on 5G. The Samsung S10 5G smartphone.

As Verizon continues to release the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, new and advanced features will emerge from the ability of lightning-fast cellular speeds and super low latency. When you think about the changes that 5G will have to offer, anything from cars talking to cell phones, cell phones talking to buildings and really the realizing the smart city dream.

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5G cellular services coming to Cleveland by end of 2019, early 2020

Verizon and AT&T mobile phone carriers are racing to build 5G networks in Cleveland. The 5g networks are built on much smaller cells than current cellular systems. They are looking to launch their service by the end of 2019/early 2020. Verizon thinks end of 2019 and AT&T are saying early 2020. 5g technology is promised to have data speeds 50 to 100 times faster than 4g LTE networks. Right now those are the only carrier and each one is investing millions of dollars building systems in Cleveland.

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5G vs WiFi 6: How will enterprises use these new technologies

5G and Wi-Fi 6 are both emerging technologies that have garnered lots of press in 2019, with proponents of each anticipating the major impact they will have on industries and individuals. Rather than being true competitors, 5G and WiFi 6 will likely each be appropriate for different applications and will actually complement each other in many network setups.

5G is a cellular technology like 4G LTE, operating off cell towers. It will provide much higher speeds with lower latency over LTE, but it requires many more radio access points and does not penetrate buildings well. 5G is currently being rolled out by AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint and is likely to be popular with enterprises as an alternative to traditional fixed-line internet options.

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is the latest version of Wi-Fi, also offering increased speed and low latency. Wi-Fi 6 is less prone to interference than 5G – but like all Wi-Fi, of course, it requires an internet connection to broadcast (unlike 5G, which is wireless internet itself).

Both of these technologies will likely have a big impact on enterprises that rely on wireless connectivity for devices, employees, and customers.

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Apple will release two iPhones with 5G in 2020

Apple plans to launch three different iPhone models in 2020 with 6.7-inch, 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch screen sizes. All three models will have OLED screens, which are more colorful than LCD panels. The 6.1-inch model will not support 5g, but the others will support 5g. The two 2020 iPhones will use Qualcomm’s 5G modem, since they ended the lawsuit in April. Sadly, the iPhones coming out in September 2019 will not support 5g.

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