US Cellular – the United States’ fifth largest mobile operator – has announced that it will launch its 5G mobile service in Iowa and Wisconsin during the first quarter of 2020. Iowan cities earmarked for 5G include parts of Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque and Waterloo. In Wisconsin, parts of Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Racine will all see 5G launches. The network will leverage the cellco’s supply of 600MHz spectrum; in June 2017 US Cellular paid USD328.7 million for 188 regional 600MHz licences.
Michael Irizarry, executive vice president and CTO of US Cellular, commented: ‘Iowa and Wisconsin are two of our largest markets and we’re excited to introduce 5G technology to customers in both urban and rural communities where other carriers have not. Broader 5G coverage will provide our customers with even faster data connection speeds for a better experience when they do the things they love on their devices.’