Among US operators, AT&T has plans to be first to launch mobile 5G, in a few cities in 2018, while Verizon will launch pre-standard fixed-wireless 5G in a few cities in 2018 as well. Sprint plans a nationwide mobile 5G network by early 2019, and T-Mobile will begin deploying one in 2019, with plans to be nationwide by 2020.
- There are a variety of deployment strategies being used for 5G in the US.
- Sprint and T-Mobile have the most detailed plans for 5G as of May 2018.
- In the midst of 5G planning, T-Mobile and Sprint announced plans to merge.
Features and Benefits
- Compare the 5G deployment plans of major US mobile operators.
- Learn which spectrum major US operators plan to use for 5G.
- Analyze 5G forecasts by US operator.
Key questions answered
- Who will be first to launch a mobile 5G network in the US, and who will launch first with fixed 5G?
- Who will be first to have a nationwide mobile 5G network in the US?
- How might the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint change their 5G plans?
Table of contents
Getting the edge on competition in 5G
US operators define different 5G goals
How to be competitive in 5G with different deployment strategies