T-Mobile 4G faster than T-Mobile 5G. Sprint has covered 8%+ of the US population with robust 2.5 GHz 5G. IHS three city testing found 5G on 51% of tests in Atlanta, 32% in Chicago, and 25% in Dallas. The 25-40 million people Sprint covers dwarfs any carrier in Europe, where no telco has reported even 2 million people in its serving area. Adjusted for population, only Swisscom and Sunrise Switzerland come close. (Neither has released coverage.details.) The median download speed in Chicago was 124 Mbps, about as predicted.
Sprint's John Saw is an obvious candidate for CTO of the year. Despite a low capex budget, Sprint is bringing 5G to far more of the US than any other carrier. Verizon covered 7% of Chicago and lower percentages of the population in Dallas and Atlanta. AT&T & T-Mobile are far behind with coverage of 3% or less. "T-Mobile’s 5G median download speeds in both Atlanta and Dallas were slower than its non-5G mode speeds in each city."
At left, how T-Mobile serves Rockefeller Center and Wall Street but provides little in Harlem or Black Brooklyn.