T-Mobile today announced the availability of its high-speed “Ultra Capacity 5G” saying its now on the finger tip of over 200 million people across the US right before the circular company’s scheduled milestone.
According to T-Mobile, the Ultra Capacity 5G is the company’s peak-speed 5G network that’s super faster than the Extended Range 5G broadband already available to 308 million of it’s customers. The Extended Range 5G also offers a speed limit similar to LTE, with Ultra Capacity 5G more advance.
T-Mobile initially intend to avail the Ultra capacity 5G to 200 million customers before the year 2021 draws to a close, with report proving the Telecom company to have achieved that early. Digital News media The Verge in notion, said it’s all theoretical maximum based on the coverage that T-Mobile offers.
However, in reality, T-Mobile has just over 100 million subscribers, not all of whom will be able to access the 5G speeds due to location or device limitations. T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G largely depends on mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum instead of the expected mmWave 5G spectrum used by other carriers like AT&T and Verizon.
T-Mobile elaborating in the press release while announcing the coverage, said “the company aimed for mid-band spectrum to bring 5G speeds to the maximum number of people, and T-Mobile has been rolling out the 2.5GHz spectrum since it acquired Sprint”.
mmWave 5G speeds which is way faster but limited to selected areas in Special Cities and is already issued by AT&T and Verizon, meanwhile, both telecom have slower sub-6GHz 5G coverage available as well. Earlier this year both company AT&T and Verizon intended to roll out a mid-band spectrum, but the plans for the project were delayed due to the FAA’s concerns about aircraft interference.
T-Mobile’s larger coverage allowed the telecom to achieve the highest average speeds of 162.3Mb/s, superseding AT&T and Verizon. Verizon had the fastest speeds overall, but its coverage was much more limited due to the current lack of mid-band spectrum and the limited availability of its mmWave speeds.