5G Rollout Coming to a City Near You?


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The “big four” carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon — have launched 5G networks and are working on expanding them in cities across the country, reported Android Central. Here’s a breakdown of each carrier and it’s 5G rollout plan:


Verizon: Verizon is deploying its 5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) with speeds up to 1.4 Gbps in 14 cities including:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY (September 26, 2019)
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Providence, RI
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Washington D.C. 

Sprint: According to Android Central, Sprint’s 2.5 GHz 5G network is the closest to being fully useable with speeds of around 300 Mbps. This network will pop up in nine cities including:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Dallas Fort Worth, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Houston, TX
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Washington, D.C.

T-Mobile T-Mobile’s 5G option will be built on millimeter wave technology at 28 GHz and launch in these six cities:

  • Atlanta
  • Cleveland
  • Dallas
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York

AT&T: AT&T has launched its 5G network, built using millimeter wave, for business use with a hotspot from Netgear and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, per Android Central. The telecom is also building out on sub-6 spectrum this year. With a 21-city planned rollout, AT&T is the most aggressive of the “big four.” 

Cities include:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Orlando, FL
  • Raleigh, NC
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Waco, TX

October 2, 2019   

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