Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility have been behind the eight-ball with regards to their C-band deployments, especially compared to T-Mobile US. After a painful delay in a competitive sense, both Verizon and AT&T have now turned on their 5G C-band networks and they are turning up the heat as they expand its coverage. This should let them quickly close the gap with T-Mobile.
That’s the way wireless expansion to the next generation always works. While 5G is the next generation of the wireless battleground and while every carrier likes to have bragging rights, the actual difference is not really that big a deal in these early stages.