Verizon has made it clear that only their premium customers will have access to high-speed 5G, with lower tiers stuck on their slow nationwide 5G network.
The FCC has finally revealed the winners of its mid-band spectrum auction, and Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile came out on top.
The FCC’s mid-band spectrum auction has concluded its initial phase, and the bidding reveals carriers are all-in on mid-band.
T-Mobile has said it is “the only adult in the room on 5G” as it takes Verizon, and to a lesser extent AT&T, to task over 5G claims.
T-Mobile has used new radio carrier aggregation to boost 5G performance, combining mid-band downloads with low-band uploads.
AT&T became the second of the nationwide carriers to offer nationwide 5G, joining T-Mobile.
T-Mobile achieved a significant milestone in New York, passing the gigabit speed threshold with mid-band 5G.
Verizon is downplaying 5G, when compared to 4G, saying customers will only see “some improvements” initially.