T-Mobile tech chief throws shade at Verizon’s 5G network – CNET
T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray is doubtful of Verizon's 5G network expansion plans, tweeting that he wants to see a coverage map. His comments follow Verizon announcing earlier Wednesday the expansion of its 5G network to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, DC, in addition to already being live in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Providence.
"What is Verizon's 'secret' 5G plan to expand 5G coverage beyond the limits of mmWave?!" Ray tweeted, referring to the millimeter-wave high-band spectrum being used by Verizon for its 5G network.
"Verizon says they will have a 'multi-spectrum strategy.' So they don't have one now… when will they have one? Tomorrow?!" he added in another tweet.
T-Mobile's $26.5 billion merger with Sprint was OK'd this week, giving it access to multiple 5G spectrum bands. Spectrum, or radio airwaves, make the wireless system work — and by adding spectrum in several bands, capacity and speeds will keep increasing.
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