T-Mobile has been working with Nokia and Walcomm to increase uplink speeds to 200 Mbps on 5G data calls to leverage uplink carrier aggregation, a historical first for a live commercial 5G U.S. standalone network.
“The Un-carrier hit a top UL speed of 207 Mbps in the test – the fastest ever recorded using sub-6 GHz spectrum!” says Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology at T-Mobile.
In an announcement by T-Mobile, the company was excited to share its achievement.
“5G carrier aggregation allows T-Mobile to combine multiple channels (or carriers) to deliver greater speed and performance. In this test, the Un-carrier merged two 5G channels of mid-band spectrum – 2.5 GHz Ultra Capacity 5G and 1900 MHz. That’s like taking two separate highways and turning them into a superhighway where traffic can zoom faster than before. Customers with compatible devices will begin taking advantage of UL 5G carrier aggregation early next year when T-Mobile begins rolling it out.”
This is great news for T-Mobile 5G customers across the country. The increased uplink speeds let customers transmit larger amounts of data significantly faster for calling, video live-streaming, as well as Extended Reality.
“T-Mobile has led the industry with 5G standalone since 2020, and we’re continuing to drive breakthroughs that advance 5G technology around the globe. We’re building the most advanced 5G network in the world, opening the door for massive innovation and laying the foundation for new capabilities that will transform the world around us,” says President of Technology at T-Mobile Ulf Ewaldsson.
T-Mobile has been making some impressive strides with technology in recent years, delivering the fastest 5G network speeds to over 326 million customers across the U.S. The company doesn’t plan on slowing down on innovative progress anytime soon. As the tech world prepares for the upcoming 6G networks, which are expected to be available starting in 2030, T-Mobile most likely could have a leading edge in providing its customer base quick access.