T-Mobile CTO urges FCC to make 3.5GHz band more favorable for 5G

T-Mobile CTO urges FCC to make 3.5GHz band more favorable for 5G 1000 535 C-Suite Network
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T-Mobile has said that it plans to use 600MHz and high-band millimeter wave spectrum for its 5G coverage, and now T-Mo is making an effort to get more mid-band spectrum for 5G use, too.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has published a blog post that makes arguments for why the FCC should make the 3.5GHz (3550-3700MHz) band spectrum available for 5G networks. Ray argues that the 3.5GHz band would be a good mid-band option for 5G networks because it offers better coverage than high-band spectrum, meaning it’d be better for reaching rural areas.

Ray goes on to describe the FCC’s existing rules for the 3.5GHz band as “overly complex and provide extremely limited opportunity for wireless carriers to take advantage of the spectrum.” He believes that making…

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