As of late April 2020, T-Mobile started to expand its network with spectrum from Sprint
In late April 2020, AT&T’s 5G network went live for consumers in 90 additional cities and towns across the country, covering about 120 million people, the operator said. AT&T offers access to 5G on its “best unlimited” wireless plans for consumers and businesses in a total of 190 markets in the U.S.
AT&T launched its low-band 5G network in the 850 MHz band in December 2019, and it has been steadily expanding since then. AT&T’s faster mm-wave network was launched for consumer access in March 2020, offering coverage in parts of 35 cities.
Verizon flipped the switch in April 2019, turning on 5G in Chicago and Minneapolis. Since then, the operator has expanded service to 34 cities. Verizon’s mm-wave network is relying on the 28 GHz spectrum band.
Sprint and T-Mobile officially merged into one company in April 2020 and T-Mobile launched commercial 5G services in parts of six cities on its 28 GHz and 39 GHz spectrum in June 2019. In December 2019, the company launched its low-band 5G network on its 600 MHz spectrum in about 5,000 cities and towns, including many rural locations, covering more than 200 million people.
As of late April 2020, T-Mobile started to expand its network with spectrum from Sprint in the 2.5 GHz band and opened nationwide 5G access for Sprint customers network in the 600 MHz and mm-wave bands. Customers in New York are the first to have access to 5G in the low-, mid- and mm-wave bands.