U.S. Cellular has just announced the launch of its first 5G markets starting in early 2020. The carrier will also make improvements to its existing 4G LTE networks which will offer improved range and coverage to existing users. The carrier is switching on the 600 MHz spectrum for 5G connectivity. As of now, U.S. Cellular has only announced the service in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin, so its reach when it breaks cover will be pretty limited.
It is also worth pointing out that U.S. Cellular is only deploying low-band 5G for the time being, a decision that the company backed with the promise of an expansion in the future. Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Michael S. Irizarry said – “We are rapidly moving across our footprint to bring 5G to as many of our customers as possible over the coming years. We expect to augment the network with mid- and high-band spectrum over time as the technology and use cases continue to evolve.”
The carrier also announced that it will unveil devices compatible with the new 5G network starting in 2024. As for the availability of the network, U.S. Cellular will inform customers through promotional campaigns as well as targeted marketing when the network is officially switched on.
Here are the cities getting 5G from U.S. Cellular in early 2020:
Green Bay, WI
Cedar Rapids, IA
Des Moines, IA
Are you a U.S. Cellular customer in any of the cities mentioned above? How excited are you about getting 5G for the first time? Let us know in the comments below.
Via: Android Central