Sprint will commercialise its 5G services in Kansas in 2019, Sprint Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Crull announced in an interview with Kansas City Business Journal.
He said that Sprint will start deploying its 5G network in Kansas City next year. The network operator has previously announced that it plans to begin the rollout of its 5G network to 9 markets across the US by 2019. 7 of the 9 markets have already been named by the operator, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
According to Bob Bennett, chief innovation officer of Kansas City, residents may benefit from the deployment of 5G in the city through improved traffic management and more precise utility billing procedures. More use cases and applications that take advantage of increased data speeds offered by the 5G standard are expected to appear in the future, Sprint’s official said.
Although Sprint will only start 5G roll out next year, it is currently upgrading its infrastructure in order to prepare the network for the deployment of the new cellular standard. It has planned to deploy Massive MIMO technology across the country this year.