T-Mobile US has added 121 new towns and cities to its 2.5GHz 5G footprint, meaning the cellco now serves a total of 210 locations with the former Sprint spectrum. New locations include the likes of: Minneapolis, Atlantic City and Virginia Beach. Going forward, T-Mobile says it will be lighting up 1,000 mid-band 5G sites a month. The cellco explains: ‘T-Mobile has the first and largest nationwide 5G network, covering over 250 million people across 1.3 million square miles – that’s bigger than AT&T and Verizon’s 5G networks combined.’
In April this year – shortly after the T-Mobile-Sprint merger closed on 1 April – T-Mobile repurposed the acquired company’s 2.5GHz spectrum for a new 5G network in Philadelphia. Alongside the 2.5GHz network, T-Mobile also operates a ‘nationwide’ 600MHz 5G network – incorporating both Standalone (SA) and Non Standalone (NSA) architecture – and a limited millimetre wave (mmWave) 5G system.