United States Cellular Corporation (UScellular) has confirmed the launch of its mid-band 5G network, offering initial coverage in parts of ten states. By the end of June, the cellco’s mid-band coverage will be available in parts of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, including cities such as Des Moines, Iowa and Milwaukee. Communities in Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia and Washington are also included in the initial rollout. By the end of the year, the company plans to cover more than one million households in its operating footprint with its mid-band network, a figure which will increase to three million by the end of 2024.

UScellular’s mid-band 5G network is using the 3.45GHz spectrum that was acquired via Auction 110 in 2022. The cellco paid USD579.6 million for 380 licences 3.45GHz licences and is partnering with Nokia and Ericsson for its mid-band buildout.

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