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Top mobile carriers are carried out in a 5G nightmare to upgrade to the next generation of wireless service.
If you’re waiting for the next generation of wireless services, you might be in for a longer wait than you thought. A number of the top mobile carriers are carried out in a 5-G nightmare as they try to upgrade to the next generation of wireless services, and this week, T-Mobile along with their ranks.
There’s been a lot of talk about 5-G wireless service in the entire industry, and experts say that we are getting closer to making it a reality for consumers coast to coast. But we are not there yet, and wireless provider T-Mobile was the last of this week to say that the wait will be a little more for their customers. T-Mobile was hoping to unveil the country’s first large scale 5-G network, this week is the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but the company was too short, the announcement of their network launch has been delayed until at least the second half of the year.
5-G wireless was the big focus at the MWC this year, with at least half a dozen handset makers say that they have phones ready for the new wireless system this year. The problem is that most of those phones are not compatible with many of the major carriers’ 5-G networks, and T-Mobile says that the lack of mobile phones that can connect with the company, low-frequency spectrum is the cause for the delay.
That is important because the frequency spectrum often dictates how accessible the network will be. Higher frequency networks require a larger number of cell sites and towers, because the radio waves do not travel as far as lower frequency signals that T-Mobile and other providers plan to use for their 5-G networks. That means that if the handsets can not access the lower frequencies, they do not have access to the 5-G networks.
For now, T-Mobile is still hope for a full rollout in the 2nd half of the year 2019, but other wireless carriers are focused on large population centers, the building of a network that are most likely to find a home in dense urban areas.
Of the major carriers, only AT&T has launched a 5-G as a beta test in a few areas, although Verizon has a “house 5-G” option for internet service in a number of selected markets.