Sprint Deactivates 5G Network As Merger Progresses

Sprint Deactivates 5G Network As Merger Progresses

T-Mobile completed their merger with Sprint last month. The terms of the merger were agreed to back in mid-2018 but the FCC took over a year to approve the merger. Despite the fact that the majority of consumers feel 5G is too expensive, the mobile providers are moving forward with upgrading their networks. However, as T-Mobile and Sprint are moving toward a single network, they announced theĀ deactivation of Sprint’s 2.5 GHz 5G network. This is a bit of a surprise move as many analysts thought the companies would put the technologies together to make a more robust 5G network that was both fast and agile. Still, others suspected the cost of maintaining two technologies must’ve outweighed the benefits. Sprint’s 5G connectivity was previously deployed in 13 metro areas across the US.

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