Not to be bested by its three rivals, T-Mobile has announced its own plans to roll out 5G networks in 30 American cities by the end of the year.
- In true T-Mobile fashion, the company put out a press release mocking its competition and promising 5G in 30 cities by the end of the year.
- The company explains its 5G will be superior to its competitors’ 5G because it will be mobile rather than fixed.
- T-Mobile knows it can’t be first in the race to 5G, so it instead intends to be the best.
The 5G news just keeps on coming today. T-Mobile made a statement from Mobile World Congress 2018 on its own ambitions for future wireless data coverage. Taking time to first mock the “duopoly” (AT&T and Verizon, perhaps in the form of a giant snow beast), T-Mobile announced that it would have “real” 5G in 30 American cities by the end of 2018.
While both AT&T and Verizon revealed they would offer 5G-enabled hotspots in place of smartphones to access each of their upcoming 5G networks, T-Mobile made no such promise. Instead, the nation’s third-largest carrier stated its intention to play “the long game,” focusing on building a reliable, extensive, and truly mobile 5G network for its customers.
“Dumb and Dumber are in a meaningless race to be first. Their so-called 5G isn’t mobile, and it’s not even on a smartphone. It’s a puck?! You gotta be pucking kidding me!” said John Legere, president and CEO at T-Mobile.