The Viewpoint

T-Mobile moves the needle in its research lab to compete with larger rivals

Erin Raney, Director of Network Technology Services and Innovation at T-Mobile, show how robots in T-Mobile's lab demonstrate one of 5G's benefits - millisecond reaction time - by balancing and controlling a ball much more rapidly than is possible with today's slower 4G technology. The lab is part of T-Mobile's effort to test out next-generation wireless technologies and services, including 5G  (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS)

March 28, 2017

SEATTLE — For a couple of minutes in a small, nondescript T-Mobile US conference room, the future of wireless is here. Two phone-book sized pieces of equipment stand about 8 feet apart, one representing a cell tower, the other the smartphone of the future. A nearby screen shows the transceiver is beam...

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