Neville Ray wants to see a 5G coverage map from the rival carrier.
July 31, 2019 5:07 PM PDT
T-Mobile wants to see a Verizon 5G coverage map.Angela Lang/CNET
T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer
plans, tweeting that
🤔 On the eve of Verizon earnings, there are some things I’ve been wondering…— Neville (@NevilleRay) July 31, 2019
What is Verizon’s “secret” 5G plan to expand 5G coverage beyond the limits of mmWave⁉️https://t.co/5Tbgnk8RZD
. His comments follow Verizon announcing earlier Wednesday the expansion of its 5G network to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, DC, in addition to already being live in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Providence.
🤔 Verizon says they launched 5G in 4 more cities, but they still won’t tell customers where it is🤷♂️— Neville (@NevilleRay) July 31, 2019
WHEN WILL THEY FINALLY PUBLISH A 5G COVERAGE MAP⁉️ https://t.co/KY9ivtN7mY
"What is Verizon's 'secret' 5G plan to expand 5G coverage beyond the limits of mmWave?!" Ray tweeted, referring to the millimeter-wave high-band spectrum being used by Verizon for its 5G network.
"Verizon says they will have a 'multi-spectrum strategy.' So they don't have one now... when will they have one? Tomorrow?!" he added in another tweet.
T-Mobile's $26.5 billion merger with Sprint was OK'd this week, giving it access to multiple 5G spectrum bands. Spectrum, or radio airwaves, make the wireless system work -- and by adding spectrum in several bands, capacity and speeds will keep increasing.
with its current spectrum strategy.
🤔 Verizon says their 5G network will continue to have “the speeds we’re seeing now.”— Neville (@NevilleRay) July 31, 2019
Where is this “secret” spectrum coming from that will deliver Gigabit speeds… AND broad coverage⁉️
"Verizon says their 5G network will continue to have 'the speeds we're seeing now,'" he also tweeted Wednesday. "Where is this 'secret' spectrum coming from that will deliver Gigabit speeds… AND broad coverage?!"
Verizon is set to announce its quarterly earnings Thursday.