Last update: January 19, 2022 at 18:24 UTC+01:00
You may have read about 5G C-band recently. Verizon and AT&T have started rolling out their C-band 5G network in the United States. Without getting too technical, C-band is best described as the global frequency for 5G around the world.
Majority of operators around the world have deployed 5G in this frequency band as it offers more bandwidth. Verizon and AT&T, the two largest carriers in the US, have now rolled out their C-band network. As you can probably imagine, many Samsung C-band 5G phones are supported on these networks.
These C-band Samsung phones are supported by major US carriers
AT&T and Verizon already operated 5G networks in the United States, but they used low-band spectrum. This allowed full coverage but without a significant increase in speeds.
Think of the C-band rollout as a sort of network upgrade for 5G smartphone users on those networks. Those in the coverage area will now experience improved 5G speeds on their mobile devices.
AT&T is rolling out 5G C-band in 8 US metro areas starting today with more cities to be added over the coming months. Verizon aims to bring its new 5G network to an additional 100 million people in more than 1,700 cities across the United States this month.
Galaxy A13, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 are the C-band compatible phones on AT&T and Verizon. AT&T users will see “5G+” at the top while Verizon users will see “5G UW” when in an area with C-band coverage.
Expect Samsung’s upcoming 5G smartphones like the Galaxy S22 series to also support the revamped 5G network. T-Mobile subscribers will have to wait because Magenta has yet to flip the switch on its C-band 5G network.
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