T-Mobile US: 45% of post-paid subs using a 5G phone

28 Apr 2022

T-Mobile US has revealed that approximately 45% of its 88.423 million post-paid subscriptions are now using a 5G phone, suggesting the mobile giant serves around 39.790 million 5G subscriptions. In addition, 5G devices now account for more than half of the cellco’s total network traffic. Coverage-wise T-Mobile’s 600MHz ‘Extended Range’ 5G network covers 315 million people, or 95% of Americans, across 1.8 million square miles, while its 2.5GHz ‘Ultra Capacity’ 5G network covers 225 million people.

In addition, T-Mobile says it is on track to complete its Sprint customer network migration by mid-year, with the decommissioning process set to conclude by end-2022. Roughly one-third of the 35,000 targeted cell sites have been decommissioned as of Q1 2022.

The information was included in T-Mobile’s 1Q22 earnings release. Total service revenues for the first quarter increased 6.6% year-on-year from USD14.2 billion to USD15.1 billion, while quarterly net income decreased 23.6% y-o-y, from USD933 million to USD713 million.

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