Sprint network now equipped with ‘5G-ready’ Massive MIMO

14 Sep 2018

Samsung Electronics America has announced that its ‘5G-ready’ Massive MIMO solution is now in commercial service on Sprint’s 2.5GHz TD-LTE network. According to the vendor, the upgrade will deliver improved 4G LTE throughput and capacity to Sprint’s subscribers and provide the cellco with a seamless upgrade path to 5G New Radio (NR), utilising the carrier’s deep 2.5GHz spectrum holdings. The contract with Samsung was inked back in February this year. Going forward, Sprint expects to deploy mobile 5G in the first half of 2019.

United States, Sprint Corporation (now part of T-Mobile US)