T-Mobile US will postpone its 5G expansion to 2020. This is reported by the online magazine Wireless Estimator citing industry circles. As of last Friday, contractors received phone calls from T-Mobile US managers stating that they would postpone their new build and 5G upgrades until 2020.
One contractor told Wireless Estimator that the canceled orders for its midsize business accounted for approximately $ 700,000 and that it was unable to generate additional revenue.
A spokesman for T-Mobile said it was not a nationwide shift, but merely an adjustment of investment costs. Wireless Estimator he said: "We continue to invest billions to aggressively expand our network, expand LTE coverage and performance while laying the foundation for a broad, nationwide 5G network in 2020. That will not change."
The planned merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US was the implementation of the transaction by the approval of the US Department of Justice has come a great deal closer, said Telekom CEO Tim Höttges on August 8, 2019. But over a dozen US states complain against the Project. T-Mobile US does not want to complete the takeover because of the legal risks, which can take months to complete.
According to a T-Mobile construction manager who asked for anonymity, the group had expected the merger with Sprint to be completed by June or July with at least $ 1 billion available for the 5G network. The shift is attributed to the 15 Attorney Generals and the District of Columbia, who have filed a lawsuit. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the only Republican to join the lawsuit.