A new report shows that US mobile customers are tapping into the technology’s speediest networks less than 1 percent of the time

The 5G technology is an exciting advancement in the data speeds that will make our phones feel more like our home computers and will open the door to technology like never seen before. BUT, are we there yet? According to this article at “Wired”, only 1% of the mobile phone customer base are actually hitting 5G speeds.

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Why Almost No One Is Getting the Fastest Form of 5G

US MOBILE CUSTOMERS are almost never able to connect to millimeter-wave networks—even though the cellular industry, and Verizon in particular, have spent years hyping the fastest form of 5G.

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5G is here, but it won’t really flourish on next-generation phones and 5G connected cars until the network is built out…

“This is the biggest infrastructure project after the interstate highway system,” says Sean Shahini, CEO of Inorsa, an engineering startup that focuses on lean, fast 5G network site builds. Those sites aren’t just retrofits of existing 4G towers: Some will proceed easily, but “the range of (most of) our antennas is way less than with 4G, so instead of building 100 antennas, for example, to cover Manhattan, we have to build 5,000 to 20,000 antennas,” says Shahini.

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T-Mobile has one of the most ambitious 5G plans of any carrier out there and with its purchase of Sprint, T-Mobile has a ton of spectrum and a great platform to build a great 5G network…

T-Mobile has already deployed a nationwide 5G network on its low-band 600MHz spectrum and high-band mmWave spectrum with plans to continue expansion with Sprint’s mid-band 5G spectrum. This combined network is poised to be one of the strongest in the nation.

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