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U.S. operators keen to use 5G fixed wireless to grow broadband market share

February 8, 2019

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Verizon’s initial go-to-market for 5G is residential broadband offering. AT&T made clear on an earnings call last week 5G as a viable alternative to fixed-line broadband. And now T-Mobile US is planning to test home broadband in the first-half of this year.

On a Q4 and full-year 2018 earnings call this week, T-Mobile US Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert said initial home broadband pilots will use LTE but, particularly if the “Un-carrier” is able to merge with Sprint, sees 5G as potentially a disruptive force in the home broadband segment.

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