T-Mobile US Promises a 5G Network by 2020
A big goal for wireless company as bigger rivals lay the groundwork for their own upgrades
- Drew Fitzgerald for The Wall Street Journal May 2nd, 2017
- Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/t-mobile-us-promises-a-5g-network-by-2020-1493746085
T-Mobile US Inc. said it would deploy fifth-generation wireless technology nationwide by 2020, setting an aggressive goal for itself as bigger rivals lay the groundwork for their own network upgrades.
The pledge, issued Tuesday, came as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. are pouring billions of dollars into wireless airwave licenses that might support 5G. The value of one spectrum-holding company, Straight Path Communications Inc., soared last month as the two longtime telecommunication companies launched competing bids to acquire it.