Sprint Announced out of Barcelona late yesterday that they’ll be launching 5G services in 9 major cities in just the first half of the year. Lucky Android fans in Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, New York, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Chicago, Atlanta and L.A. using the LG V50 ThinQ smartphone will be some of the first Americans joining the 5G revolution.
Sprint CEO Michel Combes: “After a year of close collaboration with aggressive timelines, I am incredibly proud to reach this milestone together with LG. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G was designed to deliver a revolutionary 5G experience and I couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities it will unleash. I cannot wait for the first customers to experience this groundbreaking 5G device paired with the strength of our mobile 5G network.”
Sprint Exclusive: HTC 5G Hub
Sprint announced this morning in Barcelona that “Only Sprint will offer the unique and powerful HTC 5G Hub in the U.S. beginning this spring. Dynamic opportunities for the smart, yet simple HTC 5G Hub will include the following:
As a home media center, HTC 5G Hub will harness Sprint’s 5G speeds to stream 4K videos to a second screen and deliver crisp and clear content. It can also replace a Wi-Fi router and remove unnecessary cables with a simple plug-and-play setup. Intuitive voice command makes it easy to manage entertainment or play your favorite games on your home TV.
Devoted gamers will appreciate its lower-latency, up to 60fps and 4K resolution (on compatible televisions) combined with the processing power of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem for unprecedented data speeds and power for native Android and PC games supported on the large screen.
Small and home-based businesses will quickly find HTC 5G Hub to be a must-have business tool. With a built-in Gigabit Ethernet port and 7,660mAh battery keep teams powered up and easily connected. Businesses can connect up to 20 devices safely and securely on a high-speed encrypted network or configure for a corporate VPN.
Sprint to Provide 5G Wireless Services for Google Fi
Today Sprint and Google announced that they will expand their Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partnership to include 5G. As part of Google and Sprint’s continued collaboration, both parties have committed to delivering innovative technology to Google Fi customers, enabled by 5G services from Sprint.
With Sprint’s 5G technology that uses the 2.5 GHz spectrum and cutting-edge Massive MIMO radio technology, there will be a dramatic increase in network capacity and density which is designed to deliver the fastest connections with significant improvement in latency. When this rolls out, Google Fi customers with Sprint 5G compatible Designed for Fi phones in a 5G coverage area will be automatically connected to the network, quite similar to today’s seamless transitions between cellular networks, depending on the location.
Google Fi, Google’s wireless service that uses intelligent technology to give their customers the best available network using a combination of wireless providers and Wi-Fi where available has been active on the Sprint network since 2015.
“We are incredibly excited to expand our existing relationship with Google to include 5G,” said Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business. “This announcement also showcases our dedication to collaborating with Google as we prepare to launch one of the world’s first mobile 5G networks covering multiple major cities.”
“Connecting our customers to great high speed coverage is a vital part of the Google Fi service, made possible by our carrier partners,” said Matt Klainer, Vice President of Consumer Communications Products at Google. “We’re thrilled to have Sprint working towards an upgrade for the Fi network to include 5G.”
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