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T-Mobile Uses 2.5 GHz Spectrum for Rapid 5G Expansion

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T-Mobile recently expanded 2.5 GHz spectrum for 5G in almost 200 new locations, fueling its target of covering 100 million people with mid-band 5G before year’s end.

The latest expansion brings T-Mobile’s 2.5 GHz 5G tally to over 400 cities and towns.

T-Mobile expects to have nationwide mid-band 5G by the end of 2021, said T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray, Where 5G is deployed, he said customers are seeing 7.5-times faster speeds than LTE, with average speeds of 300-400 Mbps and peak speeds above 1 Gbps.

T-Mobile listed 197 new locations across 27 states.

Among T-Mobile’s latest 2.5 GHz additions, Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are among states with the largest number of towns upgraded at this time.