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T-Mobile to begin rolling out 5G in U.S. in 2019

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T-Mobile US said it plans to begin rolling out a fifth-generation network (5G) in the United States in 2019, helped by the airwaves it bought in the U.S. government's spectrum auction last month.

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T-Mobile said it was targeting nationwide 5G coverage by 2020. The No. 3 wireless carrier will use a portion of the low-band spectrum it said it was buying for $8 billion in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's auction of broadcaster airwaves.

5G is expected to provide faster speeds and response times than today's 4G LTE network, with the potential to connect at least 100 billion devices.

Wireless carriers consider it to be a multi-billion dollar opportunity, but there has yet to be a set standard for how 5G is defined.

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