Both have completed data calls using the 3GPP 5G NR standards.

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

June 1, 2018

1 Min Read
Verizon Says T-Mobile's 5G Brag Is 'Baloney'

T-Mobile and Verizon are both claiming an important first for millimeter wave (mmWave) high-band 5G networking, on Twitter, naturally.

This week, Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile US Inc. tweeted:<//p>

"Baloney," Verizon's VP of corporate communications clapped back on Twitter Thursday. T-Mobile, he said, was "months behind... Sad." citing a February press release from Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ).

Completed two-way data sessions using the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 5G New Radio (5G NR) specification are basically table stakes for providing 5G mobile data services. (5G doesn't support voice as of now.) So all carriers will need to complete such testing, sooner rather than later, even if they don't announce it.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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