[UPDATE]T-Mobile CTO Vows To Commercialize Nationwide 5G By 2020

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Update: AT&T responded to some of Mr. Ray’s remarks and suggestions by providing the following statement:

The claim that AT&T isn’t willing to accept the responsibility of advancing mobile communications standards couldn’t be further from the truth. We’re serving in leadership positions across the industry, joining with other tech leaders and working to resolve key standards issues early to bring 5G to market sooner.

The original story is as follows.

T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said Thursday that the third largest carrier in the United States will commercialize 5G networks on a national level by 2020, thus reiterating the company’s commitment to the next generation of wireless technologies. While speaking at a Barcelona, Spain-based investor conference, Mr. Ray pointed out how neither Verizon nor AT&T were willing to publicly accept the responsibility of advancing mobile communications standards throughout the country in three years’ time like T-Mobile did, adding that the Bellevue, Washington-based company is presently planning to continue its 600MHz deployment in order to build a strong basis for 5G in the 2020s.

The 54-year-old also reflected…