Pioneering 5G Speeds with Advanced Technology
T-Mobile US has announced a significant enhancement to its 5G Standalone (SA) network through the rollout of four-carrier aggregation. This technological advancement has enabled the telecom giant to reach unprecedented speeds of 3.3 Gbps in recent tests.
Nationwide Deployment on the Horizon
Currently implemented in select areas of T-Mobile’s network, this four-carrier aggregation is set to expand across the United States in the upcoming weeks. This rollout represents a major step forward in T-Mobile’s commitment to delivering high-speed 5G services nationwide.
Leading the 5G Revolution
Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology at T-Mobile, stated, “T-Mobile is blazing the trail for wireless customers around the globe, delivering new capabilities that unleash the true potential of 5G.” He emphasized that T-Mobile’s unique position with its nationwide 5G SA network allows it to introduce transformative technologies like four-carrier aggregation to customers across the country.
Unleashing Superior Speed and Performance
5G carrier aggregation is a technique that enables T-Mobile to combine multiple 5G channels, thereby significantly enhancing speed and performance. The company is now merging four 5G channels of sub-6 GHz spectrum, comprising two channels of 2.5 GHz, one channel of 1,900 MHz, and one channel of 600 MHz spectrum.
First Experiences with Samsung Galaxy S23
Customers using the Samsung Galaxy S23 will be the first to benefit from four-carrier aggregation, with additional devices expected to support this feature in the future.
Expansive Coverage and Ambitious Goals
T-Mobile’s Extended Range (low-band 600 MHz spectrum) 5G currently covers 326 million people across 2 million square miles. The company’s Ultra Capacity 5G (2.5 GHz spectrum) reaches 275 million people nationwide, with a goal to extend this to 300 million people within the year.
Leading in Speed and Latency
According to the latest Ookla Speedtest data, T-Mobile US continues to lead in nearly every 5G category in the U.S., achieving a median 5G download speed of 220.00 Mbps in Q2 2023. Verizon Wireless and AT&T followed, with T-Mobile also leading in median 5G multi-server latency, a closely contested metric among the carriers.
Superior Video Performance
In the realm of video performance, T-Mobile outperformed its competitors in the Q2 video score, achieving a score of 78.70, compared to Verizon Wireless’s 77.39 and AT&T’s 70.40. This data, compiled by Ookla, underscores T-Mobile’s commitment to providing an exceptional 5G experience in various aspects of network performance.