T-Mobile US has announced that it has performed what it calls ‘the world’s first 5G Standalone (SA) New Radio Dual Connectivity (NR DC) data call on a commercial network’. The trial, which combined 2.5GHz and 39GHz spectrum, generated downlink transmission speeds of 4.95Gbps.
T-Mobile’s 5G network currently covers 308 million people across 1.7 million square miles. 190 million of those people are covered by 2.5GHz ‘Ultra Capacity 5G’, with this figure set to increase to 200 million by end-2021.
In other news, the mobile giant has noted that approximately 90% of Sprint customer traffic is now carried on the T-Mobile network, while roughly 53% of Sprint customers have been fully transitioned to the T-Mobile network to date.