Sprint 5G Launches in May in Select Cities

Google Fi to offer 5G thanks to Sprint, provided you have a compatible handset

Google Fi customers will get 5G, too - and unsurprisingly, they'll get it through the service's existing partnership with Sprint and use the latter's 5G infrastructure once it's rolled out, the companies announced in a press release.

Sprint's 5G network will light up in the following U.S. cities first: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Kansas City.

Sprint's 5G network will start in nine cities in the first half of the year, covering downtown metropolitan areas in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.

Company officials declined to say how Sprint's 5G plans will be sold to consumers, or at what price.

While some of its competition is focusing on MMwave, Sprint will utilize the 2.5GHz spectrum to build its 5G network.

Sprints state that its 5G network will be part of Google Fi, Google's wireless carrier that piggybacks on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile.

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When questioned about how Sprint might price 5G when it launches the offering in May, CEO Michel Combes dodged the question and said instead that the operator would release additional details later this spring.

T-Mobile is postponing it's official 5G service launch until the second half of 2019, according to chief technology officer Neville Ray in an interview with CNET. Verizon has vowed to deploy 5G to wireless customers in as many as 30 cities by the end of the year.

And LG's V50 ThinQ will be ready to go as soon as Sprint flips the switch, which is why the company claims it will be first - and for many people, a 5G phone will be the only way 5G feels real. In comparison, Verizon promises at least 300Mbit/s on its 5G Home fixed wireless service, with top speeds of 1Gbit/s, while AT&T recently said it clocked top speeds of 1.5Gbit/s on its own mobile 5G millimeter-wave network. In February it said 5G will expand to nine more cities in 2019. Also, many suburban and rural areas won't be getting 5G for several years yet.

"We've always said we'd launch when phones are available, and they will be in H1".

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