Sprint’s agreement with Hatch
Sprint (S) plans to launch its first 5G smartphone this spring where customers can enjoy 5G service and its many applications including mobile gaming, entertainment, IoT, and other business applications. Sprint has teamed up with cloud gaming provider Hatch to provide its customers mobile 5G cloud gaming, where Sprint customers can access more than 100 premium games and stream live games and tournaments. Sprint is launching its commercial 5G service in nine US cities by June 2019, which is expected to boost the wireless customer base of the company.
Sprint works with LG, Samsung, and HTC for its 5G devices
Sprint has partnered with several manufacturing companies that can build 5G devices for its 5G network. Sprint’s first 5G smartphone will be made by LG Electronics, which had unveiled its touchless control technology in its LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone at MWC, which can help users perform simple tasks with just a wave.
Sprint is also partnering with HTC, which will make a 5G mobile smart hub for Sprint customers that can boost their data speeds. The HTC 5G Hub will offer 4K video streaming and mobile gaming services that can serve up to 20 users as a 5G mobile hotspot.
Mobile carrier Sprint will also offer the 5G network on Samsung’s (SSNLF) recently announced Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone, which is coming out this summer. Notably, Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) have also partnered with Samsung to make 5G smartphones that can run on their 5G networks. Verizon is offering its 5G services on Samsung’s foldable 5G smartphone, Galaxy Fold, which is scheduled to go on sale on April 26. AT&T is also working with cutting-edge technology equipment manufacturers such as Ericsson (ERIC), Nokia (NOK), and Samsung to build its mobile nationwide 5G network.
According to research by Statista, 5G wireless subscriptions are projected to reach 545 million by 2022.