T-Mobile Includes 5G Products To Compete With Verizon & AT&T

T-Mobile launched a suite of 5G products to lure business clients and capture some of the market share of rivals Verizon and AT&T, and has signed up customers including an automaker, an airline operator and a theme park.

The product suite, what it calls 5G advanced network solutions, will offer three levels – from a complete private 5G network to sharing space over a public network, Callie Field, T-Mobile’s president of business group, told Reuters. Field declined to name the customers.

T-Mobile, armed with a bigger share of spectrum that is ideal for 5G than Verizon (VZ.N) and AT&T (T.N), is trying to make a dent in acquiring business customers despite the dominance of its more established rivals.

One of its clients, SailGP, is using T-Mobile’s private 5G in San Francisco where it saw latency drop by 50% compared with Wi-Fi while sending real-time analytics from boats traveling at 60 miles per hour.

Having a private 5G network helps businesses avoid jostling for speed with others on a public network and enables data-intensive applications.

Ports, airports, warehouses and logistics hubs are expected to be the first adopters of private 5G, and IDC estimates private wireless infrastructure revenue to reach $8.3 billion by 2026 from $1.7 billion in 2021.

Field said T-Mobile was working with Dell for “edge computing” infrastructure for private 5G but could work with a vendor that a customer chooses as well.

Want more news? Subscribe to CPI’s free daily newsletter for more headlines and updates on antitrust developments around the world.