T-Mobile’s 5G network is ready for primetime in Lafayette, including Sunset and Rayne
What’s the news
It’s official – T-Mobile’s 5G network is live in Lafayette.
Why it matters
5G has been all the talk in wireless and now it’s a reality in Lafayette. Faster speeds in the near-term and significant economic opportunities down the road.
Who it’s for
Technology enthusiasts, business owners, farmers, first responders, innovators, early adopters… really, anyone who has or wants a smartphone.
Today T-Mobile marks another big step in its nationwide 5G rollout, officially lighting up Lafayette and the surrounding area. From Sunset to Youngsville and St. Martinsville to Rayne, residents and businesses in the greater Lafayette area with 5G-capable smartphones can now get faster data speeds and better wireless coverage, especially indoors.
"We’ve been building toward this day for a really long time and as someone who lives and works in this area, it’s incredibly rewarding to help launch a new technology that has the potential to close the Digital Divide and level the playing field for rural America," said Bentley Alexander, senior vice president of field engineering for T-Mobile’s South Region. "Today’s milestone is another important step in our 5G journey. As we continue to build out our 5G network in Lafayette and the surrounding areas, the wireless experience is only going to get better.”
The very heart of wireless service is based on spectrum, invisible highways in the atmosphere that transport voice and data from a phone to a cell site. This first nationwide 5G rollout from T-Mobile, and the network in Lafayette is based on a spectrum band called 600 MHz, also referred to as low-band spectrum. It provides the foundational layer for T-Mobile’s 5G network. Download speeds on T-Mobile’s 5G on 600 MHz will be around 20% faster than LTE on average to start and that experience will improve exponentially over time, just like with 4G.
If the pending merger with Sprint closes, in the coming months and years New T-Mobile will build upon this foundational 5G layer with mid-band and high-band spectrum that will add capacity, or more “lanes” using the invisible highway analogy, for greater speeds and better coverage. Only this combination of T-Mobile and Sprint will deliver a 5G network with both breadth and depth, something the other carriers simply cannot do as quickly. The stakes are high for the U.S. as billions in economic growth and jobs are expected to come from 5G and the innovations it will unleash.
For more information, customers can view T-Mobile’s zoomable 5G coverage map.
T-Mobile currently offers two 5G-capable smartphones, the exclusive OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G. The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will join T-Mobile’s 5G device line-up on March 6.
For more information on the latest 5G devices at T-Mobile, visit t-mobile.com/devices/5g-phones. For more information and offer details for the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G at Metro by T-Mobile, visit metrobyt-mobile.com/shop/phones. For more information on T-Mobile 5G, visit t-mobile.com/coverage. And for more information on the New T-Mobile, please visit NewTMobile.com.
Customers with a 600 MHz 5G capable device will be able to access T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network. 5G is still developing, not all devices & signals are compatible. Coverage not available in some areas. While 5G access won’t require a certain plan or feature, some uses/services might. See Coverage details, Terms & Conditions, and Open Internet information for network management details (like video optimization) at T-Mobile.com. Limited time offers; subject to change.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 86 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit https://www.t-mobile.com.
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