T-Cell can now use three-channel aggregation for even sooner 5G

T-Mobile can now use three-channel aggregation for even faster 5G


T-Cell is actually not afraid to tout its personal 5G achievements, and true to type, it’s asserting one other milestone in the present day: by combining three channels of mid-band spectrum on its 5G community, the corporate achieved 3Gbps community speeds. This appears to be greater than a stunt, too — T-Cell says this expertise will change into obtainable to clients on its community “later this yr.”

These 3Gbps (or 3000Mbps) speeds are approaching mmWave territory — that’s the high-band, restricted vary type of 5G that permits you to obtain a film in seconds. Mid-band 5G usually reaches round 200Mbps, and that’s thought-about superb in comparison with LTE — however T-Cell is doing a little bit tinkering behind the scenes to spice up these speeds considerably.

Extra particularly, it’s utilizing service aggregation to mix totally different swaths of spectrum. Don’t let the phrase “service” confuse you, both, that is T-Cell utilizing its personal spectrum. The corporate already makes use of this expertise to mix two 2.5GHz 5G channels on some components of its community, whereas this most up-to-date take a look at ups speeds with an extra third channel.

Utilizing service aggregation to indicate off spectacular community speeds is nothing new — Verizon beforehand used the expertise to display speeds of 4.2Gbps on its 5G community in 2020. However T-Cell claims to be the primary utilizing three-carrier aggregation on a reside, standalone 5G community with a commercially obtainable system: the Samsung Galaxy S22. By the way, T-Cell subscribers with a Galaxy S22 shall be “among the many first” to have the ability to use this distinctive taste of 5G when it arrives in additional locations later this yr.


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