Monday January 07, 2019

T-Mobile Partners with Ericsson and Intel to Complete the World's First 600 MHz 5G Call

The New T-Mobile is touting its possibilities if allowed to merge with Sprint by completing the world's first 5G data call and video call on 600 MHz. Both calls were completed on a live commercial network. In addition, a tri-band 5G video call with 3 users on different spectrum bands - 600 MHz, 28 GHz, and 39 GHz was successfully completed. The 5G signal generated was capable of covering more than a thousand miles from a single tower. The New T-Mobile says that covering low-band, mid band, and millimeter wave will ensure that the benefits of 5G can reach everyone.

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"This is a huge accomplishment for Neville and his team, who had a vision for nationwide 5G and are building it out the right way -- across multiple spectrum bands," said John Legere, Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile. "While the other guys focus on 5G millimeter wave on a handful of blocks in a handful of cities, we're building 5G for everyone, everywhere! And together with Sprint, we'll add much-needed spectrum depth, creating a truly transformative 5G network!"

"5G will power vibrant new use cases that span across network, client and cloud--spurring the convergence of computing and communications that will enable exciting use cases ranging from virtual and augmented reality and gaming, to smart cities, connected cars and intelligent data analytics," said Sandra Rivera, senior vice president, Network Platform Group, Intel. "This collaboration with Ericsson and T-Mobile conducted over low-band spectrum and using the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform is a major milestone on the path to enabling the first wave of these types of 5G experiences."

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