Last summer, T-Mobile published production network test results that showed how 5G standalone technology (5G SA) can achieve speeds up to 3 Gbps when combined with carrier aggregation (NR CA). Uncarrier has now officially launched its Ultra Capacity 5G standalone network.”
T-Mobile shared the details in the press release:
“The 5G leader stands apart. T-Mobile today announced that it has taken the country's only 5G standalone network (5G SA) to the next level by launching 5G Ultra Capacity 5G SA nationwide. The move immediately boosts T-Mobile's network by delivering faster speeds to customers across the country and further reducing any network latency with lower latency, enhancing applications such as games that require near real-time response. And it's another major step towards releasing revolutionary new applications that will thrive on a clean 5G network.
The company believes 5G is having a “significant impact today” on its customers when it comes to smartphones, home internet and disaster response, “‘but we're only scratching the surface of what 5G can do’ said Neville Ray, president of technology at T-Mobile. “Mobile devices showed speeds of up to 3 Gbps during production testing last summer and hinted that this will happen with today's launch, don't expect to see these incredibly high speeds everywhere or on all 5G enabled devices on the network. .
T-Mobile noted that the boosted speeds from the 5G SA rollout will be available first on the Samsung Galaxy S22 in the coming weeks, and will be extended to other devices in the near future. ”
T-Mobile didn't share details on what to expect in terms of real-world performance gains beyond the 3 Gbps peak it saw in testing. But it's impressive that T-Mobile will be the first carrier to deliver performance equal to or better than 5G mmWave mid-range.
We'll keep an eye on improving connectivity. out for iPhone users! Here's a graphic to help you understand how operator aggregation works with SA:
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