T-mobile announced today that its high-speed "super-capacity" 5G is now available to 200 million people across the United States, according to MacRumors, a milestone the carrier reached weeks ahead of schedule.
According to the presentation, "super capacity" 5G is T-Mobile's faster 5G network, which is faster than the expanded 5G network covering 308 million T-Mobile customers. While extended 5G offers speeds similar to LTE, "super capacity" 5G is more capable.
T-mobile, which had originally planned to reach 200 million people by the end of 2021, has hit that target ahead of schedule. That's The theoretical maximum based on The coverage offered by T-Mobile, according to The Verge. In reality, T-Mobile has just over 100 million customers, and not all of them will get full 5G speeds due to location or device limitations.
T-mobile's "super-capacity" 5G relies on the mid-band 2.5ghz spectrum rather than AT& T and other carriers like Verizon use millimeter wave 5G spectrum. AT& T and Verizon's faster MILLIMETER wave 5G are mostly limited to specific areas of major cities.
IT Home understands that AT& T and Verizon planned to start rolling out mid-band spectrum this year, but their plans have been delayed by US regulators' concerns about aircraft interference.