T-Mobile brings faster mid-band 5G coverage to 81 new U.S. cities

T-Mobile brings faster mid-band 5G coverage to 81 new U.S. cities

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If you own a 5G smartphone (with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem and band n41 support) and you subscribe to T-Mobile, we have good news for you: The carrier on Wednesday announced a broader rollout of its 2.5GHz mid-band 5G coverage, enabling support for 81 new cities and towns across the U.S.

Each site of 2.5GHz mid-band 5G is capable of providing users with a much better 5G experience. According to T-Mobile, the upgraded network can cover tens of thousands of times the area that one mmWave site can cover. It can also penetrate through walls and natural barriers. Today’s news is part of T-Mobile’s three-pronged 5G strategy, which the company describes as a “layer cake” approach that consists of low-band 5G on band n71 (600MHz) at the bottom, mid-band 5G on band n41 (2.5GHz) in the middle, and mmWave 5G on bands n260 (39GHz) and n261 (28GHz) at the top. While mmWave 5G offers the most speed, it has poor range and penetration compared to low-band and mid-band 5G.

“This is our strategy in action,” T-Mobile said. “Mid-band is the 5G spectrum, and T-Mobile has more of it than anyone. We have nearly twice as much low and mid-band spectrum as AT&T and nearly triple that of Verizon.” T-Mobile said mid-band 5G is already averaging around 300 Mbps in “many places,” with some speeds hitting 1 Gbps. “T-Mobile has the competition in the rear-view mirror on 5G, and they’re only getting farther behind,” T-Mobile said. “While the other guys are playing catch-up [based on data from Ookla CoverageRight], we’ve had nationwide 5G since last year, and we’re now adding faster speeds across the country with mid-band 5G.”

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T-Mobile acquired a bunch of mid-band spectrum following its merger with Sprint last year. Now, it looks like T-Mobile has refarmed that spectrum and is rolling it out as part of its nationwide 5G coverage. The carrier said it’s on track to bring mid-band 5G to thousands of cities and towns across the U.S. by the end of the year.

You can see the full list of 90 U.S. cities and towns that T-Mobile’s mid-band 5G now covers:

Mid-band 5G cities and towns. Tap/click to expand list.

California

  • Citrus
  • La Puente
  • Los Angeles
  • Paramount
  • San Fernando
  • Willowbrook

District of Columbia

  • Washington D.C.

Florida  

  • Azalea Park
  • Holiday
  • Progress Village
  • Westchase

Georgia  

  • Atlanta
  • Gainesville
  • Mableton
  • North Atlanta
  • Winder

Illinois  

  • Bellwood
  • Calumet City
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Heights
  • Glendale Heights
  • Hanover Park
  • Ingalls Park
  • Northlake

Indiana  

  • Merrillville

Maryland 

  • Towson

Massachusetts  

  • Holbrook
  • Waltham

Michigan  

  • Bangor
  • Decatur

Minnesota  

  • Maplewood

Missouri  

  • Jennings

New Jersey  

  • Camden
  • Cliffside Park
  • Fort Lee
  • Hasbrouck Heights
  • North Arlington
  • Palisades Park
  • Paterson
  • Roselle
  • Totowa

New York  

  • Copiague
  • East Williston
  • Freeport
  • Garden City
  • Garden City Park
  • Harbor Isle
  • Hempstead
  • Island Park
  • Lindenhurst
  • Long Beach
  • Malverne Park Oaks
  • Middle Island
  • Mineola
  • New York
  • Plainview
  • West Hempstead
  • Williston Park

North Carolina  

  • Clemmons
  • Kernersville
  • Pineville
  • Stallings
  • Statesville
  • Winston-Salem

Oregon  

  • Aloha
  • Newberg
  • Sherwood

Pennsylvania  

  • Braddock
  • Colwyn
  • Darby
  • East Lansdowne
  • Kerrtown
  • Meadville
  • Philadelphia
  • Rankin
  • Yeadon

Texas 

  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Nassau Bay

Virginia  

  • Bailey’s Crossroads
  • Bull Run
  • Highland Springs
  • Lake Barcroft
  • Newport News
  • Sudley
  • Tysons Corner

Washington   

  • Geneva
  • Oak Harbor
  • Snohomish