Although pretty new, the 5G technology is the faster network that will enhance a better IoT future whereby everything is well synced together in a maximum speed. Luckily, there are even smartphone makers who are making special smartphones with the 5G radio within them. For example, we have the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G or the Huawei Mate 20X 5G all which includes the 5G Radio receiver which enables you to enjoy this new network in a whole another level.
But one big minus is that the network isn’t everywhere in the world yet and majority of these smartphones would have run out of their life-span before the global adoption of 5G meaning if you have the Galaxy S10 5G and you live in Peru, you’ve probably wasted your money even though the device would perform exponentially well with the existing LTE network.
But for those who are lucky enough to have the 5G nodes in their areas in the US, then lucky you I’ll say. But if you’re a really inquisitive person who wants to experience the super-fast network which downloads gigabyte of files under few minutes, then this list is for you to know which and where the network exists.
The 5G Network Isn’t Yet Everywhere
The scope of this article is trimmed down to only US citizens/residents because the networks we’re going to be mentioning aren’t available in other countries outside the US demographics just yet. So considering the large size of the US geographically and in terms of population, changing or should I say upgrading the country’s network into something entirely new would be a really daunting task considering the fact that there are numerous architectures already in place to help residents enjoy technology in full.
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But things need to change for the better. The 5G introduction has been a real talk in the news and everywhere lately and so is it’s adoption by numerous carriers who are willing to demonstrate how super-fast this thing can go. While there have been loads of myths and rumors about how deadly the 5G network is or how it would disrupt the weather report due to it’s low-latency, many of those myths have been debunked.
Before the entire populace would switch on to 5G could be based on carriers turning on the network in it’s entirety but that would possibly not happen overnight considering the hurdles that goes into implementing these 5G nodes all around the states. Also, another big issue with the network is that of how far it’s frequency can get making it nearly impossible (Yet) to receive the 5G network if you’re heading farther away from the nodes and unless they’re installed right next to your room’s window, you might have to nap right under the nodes in your area ones in a while.
Where available, we’ve also listed those markets set to receive 5G “soon.” Depending on the carrier, that might be in a few months, or maybe in a year or more, but all these cities are on the road maps. There also may be more markets in the works than just those displayed below, but these are the ones we’ve seen publicly disclosed.
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- New York City
- Oklahoma City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Jose
- Des Moines
- Kansas City
- Little Rock
- San Diego
- Salt Lake City
The roll-out is ongoing meaning this post would be revisited from time to time because more nodes are installed in different cities. And the fact that the network far past it’s test stage, it would be good to assume it’s roll out possibility in almost every states and regions to be in months or lets say few years away from now.