5G will be available in May 2019 in limited areas of four cities : Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City
While Sprint is still waiting the final approval for its merger with T-Mobile, it announced it will launch 5G commercial services in May 2019 in limited areas of four cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City) to be extended to nine in 2019, including Washington DC and Los Angeles.
Sprint 5G Non-Standalone network is using 2.5 GHz spectrum and massive 128-antenna MIMO equipment to be able to operate 4G at the same time. AT&T and Verizon 5G networks have been operating on millimetre wave spectrum since Q3 2018. The use of lower frequencies will allow Sprint to increase faster its coverage and at lower costs. At launch, the LG V50 ThinQ smartphone will be available. The operator also intends to offer the 5G-compatible Samsung Galaxy S10 later at Summer 2019.