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The 10 Biggest 5G News Stories Of 2020 (So Far)

Gina Narcisi

From the country’s largest carriers building out their 5G networks to intervention from the FCC and the U.S. government, here are ten of the biggest news stories in the 5G world that made the news so far this year.

5G Reaches Alaska

In June, T-Mobile announced that it had become the first carrier to expand its 5G footprint into the last frontier.

Via a first-of-its-kind roaming agreement with General Communication Inc. (GCI), an Alaska-based telecom provider, Big Magenta customers with 5G-enabled devices who are roaming in Anchorage, Alaska, can reach a 5G network. GCI has plans to expand 5G into Juneau, Fairbanks and other fiber-served communities in Alaska.

The new partnership also gives GCI customers roaming access to T-Mobile’s 5G network in the lower 48, which today covers more than one million square miles and nearly 6,000 cities and towns, according to T-Mobile.

 

 
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Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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