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T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE network is now live

Just months after winning a bunch of 600MHz spectrum in an FCC auction, T-Mobile has begin to deploy its new coverage. T-Mobile announced today that its first 600MHz LTE sites are now live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. You can see a video of a phone call being completed over these 600MHz airwaves below. In addition to lighting up its first 600MHz cell sites, T-Mobile today revealed other parts of the U.S. where it plans to go … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC to discuss 600MHz rollout

T-Mobile has repeatedly said that it plans to light up its first 600MHz cell sites this year, and recently T-Mo met with the FCC to discuss those rollout efforts. In its meeting with FCC representatives, T-Mobile talked up its plans to rapidly roll out its 600MHz network and the importance of this coverage. T-Mo explained that the 600MHz rollout will “[bring] new competition and choice to rural areas previously unserved by T-Mobile.” T-Mobile also shared … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins all awards in latest OpenSignal report on U.S. networks

Earlier this year, T-Mobile tied for the most awards in OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks: USA report. Now the latest report shows T-Mo winning ‘em all. OpenSignal today published the August 2017 edition of its State of Mobile Networks: USA report, showing how all four major U.S. carriers performed when tested by consumers using OpenSignal’s apps. T-Mobile won out in all six categories: 4G Download Speed, 3G Download Speed, Overall Download Speed, 4G Latency, 3G … [read full article]

T-Mobile says first 600MHz sites will go live in August

Today T-Mobile released its Q2 2017 earnings numbers, and inside the announcement was some big news regarding T-Mo’s 600MHz plans. T-Mobile will light up its first 600MHz sites in August. There’s no word yet on where those sites are, but now that we’re in the middle of July, it won’t be long before those sites are turned on. T-Mo also said today that at least 10MHz of 600MHz spectrum covering 1.2 million square miles will be … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds 1.3M customers in Q2 2017, marking 17th straight quarter of 1M+ adds

T-Mobile’s Q2 2017 earnings are in, and it was another big quarter for the Un-carrier. During the second quarter of 2017, T-Mobile added 1.3 million customers, marking the 17th straight quarter that T-Mo added more than 1 million subscribers in a quarter. Of the 1.3 million customers added, there were 817,000 postpaid adds, 94,000 prepaid adds, and 422,000 wholesale adds. Also of note is that postpaid churn dropped year-over-year, going from 1.27 percent in Q2 2016 … [read full article]

Some T-Mobile customers had data issues this morning

Two weeks after T-Mobile’s network suffered a data outage in several parts of the country, it looks like T-Mo ran into some more network issues. There are reports of T-Mobile customers that had trouble using data this morning. The issues seem to have been sprinkled across the U.S., and while not everyone had problems, reports of issues came from cities like Minneapolis, New York City, Boston, St. Louis, and Denver. I reached out to T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO urges FCC to make 3.5GHz band more favorable for 5G

T-Mobile has said that it plans to use 600MHz and high-band millimeter wave spectrum for its 5G coverage, and now T-Mo is making an effort to get more mid-band spectrum for 5G use, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has published a blog post that makes arguments for why the FCC should make the 3.5GHz (3550-3700MHz) band spectrum available for 5G networks. Ray argues that the 3.5GHz band would be a good mid-band option for 5G … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces LAA testing, LTE-U rollout for customers

T-Mobile today made a couple of network-related announcements. First up, T-Mobile has started testing License Assisted Access (LAA) on its network. The testing began in Los Angeles, Calif., yesterday, and the mobile broadband data sessions included download speeds up to 741Mbps using 80MHz of aggregated spectrum. What’s notable is that T-Mo says it’s the first carrier in the U.S. to perform LAA testing. With this technology, T-Mobile can combine unlicensed and licensed spectrum (with greater carrier … [read full article]

T-Mobile hit with network issues this morning

UPDATE: As of 9:18 am PT/12:18 pm ET, T-Mobile says that it’s resolved the data issues that were impacting some areas.   ORIGINAL: If you’re having issues with your T-Mobile connection this morning, you’re not alone. T-Mobile customers across the country are reporting data issues this morning. Folks are chiming in on Twitter, Reddit, and Down Detector to say that they’re unable to get a data connection, with reports coming in from places … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes in a close second in Fastest Mobile Networks 2017 report

Another report on the state of US mobile networks came out today, and while T-Mobile didn’t come out on top, it came pretty darn close. The folks at PCMag today published the 2017 edition of Fastest Mobile Networks, the annual test in which it measures the performance of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon’s networks in a number of cities across the country. For 2017, four Galaxy S8 phones were used in 30 cities as well as … [read full article]