Sprint is working hard on bringing 5G to the masses. While the company may soon merge with T-Mobile, it’s still making an effort to roll out the next generation of cellular connectivity to its customers. That is good news to anyone currently on Sprint — and it could end up being good news for T-Mobile customers, too.


Previously, Sprint announced the first cities that it planned to roll 5G out, too. The first nine cities include the likes of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, and New York City. Manufacturers are also working on releasing 5G, too — Motorola announced a Moto Mod for the Moto Z3, however, the mod will only work on Verizon’s 5G network.

Once Sprint and T-Mobile do finally merge, it could have a significant impact on the rollout of 5G. Sprint and T-Mobile have publicly said that the merger will help with their rollout of 5G technology, so we could see the joint company, to be called T-Mobile, speed up its 5G rollout once the merger is complete. 2019 will also likely be the year that we start seeing more 5G-enabled smartphones. Qualcomm has already announced 5G modems that can be used in partners’ smartphones, and Apple is reportedly working on integrating 5G into the iPhone for 2020.