T-Mobile’s nationwide 600 MHz 5G network will launch on December 6th

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T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network — built on the company’s 600 MHz band of spectrum — will launch on December 6th, company CEO John Legere announced today. This marks the largest rollout for the carrier’s 5G plans yet.

T-Mobile has also started rolling out its 5G network on a smaller scale with faster (but short-range) mmWave technology in a few cities, similar to Verizon. The 600 MHz half of the network looks to help make up for the shortcomings of mmWave networks, like the short range and difficulties of getting signals into buildings.

According to Legere, the network will eventually cover 200 million customers and hit speeds of up to 450 Mbps by 2024, which is 10 times faster than its current LTE speeds. We’ll have to wait and see for…

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