T-Mobile’s deployment of commercial hardware from Nokia and Intel into a real-world environment is a critical step in deploying nation-wide mobile 5G network, which the carrier has said it would
accomplish by 2020.
The Network deployment is
intended to test how millimeter wave radio signals operating at 28 GHz will behave in an urban setting, how they will interact with LTE systems and how they can be integrated with existing
T-Mobile’s 5G plans center on creating a high-speed, low-latency mobile network, but to do that, the 5G international standards need to be finalized, and that’s not expected before 2020. Among
other goals, the T-Mobile 5G test is intended to help drive the development of standards and provide a basis for hardware and chipset design.