Wireless Industry News

Similar to plans by larger rivals, Sprint sees initial “5G” deployments centered on fixed wireless internet access – also known as enhanced mobile broadband – with eventual plans to add true mobility to the mix.

Speaking at the Deutsche Bank 2017 Media and Telecom Conference this week, Sprint CFO Tarek Robbiati said the carrier sees the move towards a mobile 5G solution coming in about five years.

“I would say it’s perfectly visible that you’re going to have this with the mobility element as well within five years … 2021 … probably around that time frame,” Robbiati said when asked about potential 5G use cases being initially focused on fixed or mobile deployments.Read More