T-Mobile Relies on LTE for 5G Launch

| September 25, 2019

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According to extremely detailed testing conducted by Signals Research Group of T-Mobile's 5G network in New York City, the operator and its vendor partner Ericsson have chosen to simultaneously schedule traffic over both the operator's LTE and 5G networks. "Per the [3GPP] Release 15 specification, the allocation of data traffic over the two networks occurs at the PDCP [Packet Data Convergence Protocol] layer and it means that anytime someone observes/measures the throughput of the 5G NR network, they need to identify the amount of traffic going over LTE," the firm wrote.

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