Never one to be overshadowed by its arch-rivals, at least in recent years, T-Mobile is fighting fire with fire today, trying to upstage Verizon and AT&T’s controversial C-Band 5G rollouts on a couple of different fronts.
New 5G speed tests, same old champion
Now that’s what we call a towering advantage in median 5G speeds!
In total, that’s six… out of six possible gold medals, making this both a clean sweep for the industry-leading wireless service provider and an absolute bloodbath for Verizon and AT&T, whose 5G availability scores, for instance, are somehow just as mediocre as their real-life average 5G speeds.
Water is wet and T-Mobile continues to crush its rivals in 5G availability across the nation.
T-Mobile is the king of speeds across all of those places.
Your Galaxy S21 and iPhone 13 speeds will only get better
Yes, ladies and gents, the moment you’ve all been waiting for seems to have arrived. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, T-Mobile is very good at putting complex technological breakthroughs into simple, real-world context, and 5G Carrier Aggregation (NR CA) is fortunately no exception.
Said phone will have to be a member of Samsung’s Galaxy S21 family or one of Apple’s iPhone 13-series devices for the time being, with 5G Carrier Aggregation set to expand to more places, and more importantly, more handsets and eventually tablets in “the coming months.”
Unfortunately, T-Mobile is keeping things awfully vague in terms of the current geographic coverage of this groundbreaking NR CA technology, merely announcing an expansion to “cities across the country” after an undoubtedly limited debut a few weeks back.
Before getting too excited about what’s to come, you should know that the carrier’s “early tests” suggest 2.5 GHz NR CA can improve speeds by “approximately 20%.” While not exactly game-changing, such an improvement could definitely help T-Mo widen its lead even further in a game it’s already winning by a large margin… without endangering the nation’s air travel in any way.