By Matt Kapko
T-Mobile US today announced that it will deploy 5G service on its 600 MHz spectrum holdings before the end of this year. The operator claims it will be the first "nationwide" 5G network in the country, but it will only cover up to 200 million people, which is about 61% of the total U.S. population.
Competition for 5G firsts in the United States is fierce. And although T-Mobile was the last of the four nationwide operators to deploy 5G, it is trying to reverse that dynamic by leapfrogging AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.