Today Sprint announced plans to launch 5G internet in 9 cities during the first half of 2019. According to spring, these cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., with more to be announced at a later date.
“We’re excited to continue building our 5G device portfolio and announce another way our customers can be among the first to experience Sprint 5G next year,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint chief technology officer. “This innovative product will allow customers on the go, at work or at home to enjoy Sprint 5G on multiple devices with incredibly fast connectivity for content sharing, mobile gaming, entertainment and so much more.”
Sprint is doing this by partnering with HTC to build a smart hub that U.S. customers can use to access high-speed internet. “We are thrilled to be working closely with Sprint on this innovative new design,” said Cher Wang, HTC CEO. “This collaboration brought our cutting-edge technology together with Sprint’s industry-leading 5G network to create the next generation smart devices.”
Spring will join Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T who will all have networks live in 2018. Other companies like Dish and Charter have also announced plans to build a 5G network.
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