T-Mobile achieves standalone 5G data session on multi-vendor radio and core network

Add another one to the win column. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has made the first standalone end-to-end 5G data session in North America — and the first in the world on a multi-vendor 5G next generation radio and core network, the company said.

The over-the-air transmission marks a leap forward in realizing the true potential of 5G with new services, ultra-low latency, and even greater coverage and capacity than existing networks.

Current 5G networks are non-standalone, meaning devices connect to 5G and LTE simultaneously, delivering better mobile broadband speeds and performance than LTE. With standalone 5G based on a 5G next generation network, T-Mobile is paving the way to supercharge applications that require real-time responses and massive connectivity such as mobile augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), cloud gaming, smart factories and meters and even connected vehicles.

Accomplishing this standalone 5G milestone on a multi-vendor 5G next generation network was no small feat. To complete the successful data session in its Bellevue, Washington lab, T-Mobile enlisted the help of industry leaders Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco and MediaTek.

As America´s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through product and service innovation. For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com.