Sprint’s 5G network launches in May

Sprint plans to launch its 5G network this May, starting in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Kansas City. 5G service is also supposed to come to Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and Washington, DC in the first half of the year.

Like most of the just-months-away 5G network launches, details are surprisingly slim around Sprint’s plans. The company declined to state what its 5G service plans would look like, and it was vague about what kind of speeds to expect.

Asked about speeds on a call this morning, Sprint chief technology officer John Saw said that, in one demo video the company ran today, someone was shown getting 430 Mbps — about 10x what you might receive on LTE today. Saw caveated, though, saying, “We don’t really want to…

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