TMobile has the capex, we will see if they can execute. Sure they have spectrum now, but before Sprint they had LTE spectrum on par with VZW. Half the customers and their data speeds were only on par.
With VZW deploying CBRS, I expect them to take away a lot in Auction 105 of which this spectrum has been deployable since January. So Im not sure how much of a head start TMobile has even on the 2.5GHz deployment front. VZW is supposed to launch 5G in Q3 so we will see how much work they have been doing behind the scenes if any at all. Hopefully it will be straight to SA, non of this NSA nonsense. For me personally 5G has been about the SA. I want to be able to turn off LTE and really see 5G-only coverage/speed.
Yeah, it would be kinda nice if the FCC just went a head and repacked it so you can easily make 5 5MHz blocks in SMR. Redo the band plan, revoke 5MHz and auction that off. Then use those precedes to pay the former A and B license holders. Allow for smaller license holders with deployed spectrum to have discounted rates. Have exceptions for smaller outfits to seek additional funding if they need to completely replace equipment and/or utilize a different band, or even have priority access.
It seems like it would be something the FCC would be interested in as they seek additional spectrum.