The Un-carrier is ready to roll out that large chunk of 600MHz spectrum they paid $7.99 billion for back in April. While this spectrum will require all-new hardware, the new network is expected to allow for better service in-doors and be less congested than the 700MHz band that many competitors use. T-Mobile will also be utilizing the new spectrum to build the nation’s first 5G network. With the spectrum transfer complete, the real fun begins. Despite the cries from skeptics, T-Mobile has already kicked off deployment activities and will see the first sites ready for testing this summer! This timeline - well ahead of expectations – sets the stage for commercial operations later this year. That’s when new 600 MHz smartphones from leading smartphone manufacturers are anticipated to arrive. T-Mobile has been working closely with the FCC and broadcasters and expects more than 1 million square miles of 600 MHz spectrum the Un-carrier owns to be clear and ready for deployment by year end.