The executive who turned around T-Mobile and gave the U.S. wireless industry a kick in the butt also predicts that by the end of 2019, Verizon will have not released a 5G coverage map to hide how limited its coverage is. According to Legere, Verizon’s 5G signal will cover “blocks and blocks.” And he predicts that since the carrier is using millimeter wave spectrum only, Verizon’s 5G coverage won’t get much better.
There are other predictions including one predicting that John Legere’s own firm, T-Mobile, will take on the “Cableopoly” in both television and broadband. In a related forecast, Legere says that Comcast and Charter will be even worse to their customers in 2019 “with hidden fees and deceptive billing.” As a result of T-Mobile’s entry into the business, the CEO predicts that the current cable giants will see their subscriber count decline.
How many of these forecasts will prove true in 2019? Next year around this time, we’ll see how well the executive’s crystal ball was working when he came up with this list, and take a look at what he sees in store for 2020.