KC to go 5G

Kansas City will be one of the first cities to get 5G technology from Sprint in the first half of 2019, the company announced Tuesday morning.  New York City and Phoenix are the other two cities that will get the first roll-out of the fifth generation wireless technology.  Kansas City, NYC and Phoenix were added to the list of first-tier cities for the 5G network which includes Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

“Today we have a great LTE network, and with Sprint 5G, we’ll deliver for our customers mobile data speeds that are up to 10 times faster, with significantly improved reliability and coverage,” said Kevin Crull, Sprint’s chief strategy officer, who today is presenting his keynote address at 5G North America. “This next generation of wireless technology will create incredible new connections to people and things, and services and experiences that are so unique they will make an impact on the lives of our consumers.”

Sprint is still waiting on approval by the government to officially merge with T-Mobile.  The two companies reached an agreement a little more than a week ago to merge, keep one headquarters in Kansas City and operate under the name T-Mobile.