Tag Archives: 4G LTE

T-Mobile launches 4G LTE service at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

Weeks after launching roaming in Cuba, T-Mobile today has more network news to share about the island nation. T-Mobile has turned on 4G LTE service at the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Through a contract with the Navy Exchange Service Command, T-Mobile has built 11 LTE cell sites on the base, giving the people there access to talk, text, and data, whereas they previously only had voice. With the launch of this LTE service, those … [read full article]

T-Mobile could offer near gigabit LTE speeds in 2017

T-Mobile has won awards for the speed of its network, and next year T-Mo could offer speeds near one gigabit. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray teased this week that in 2017, T-Mo could be “approaching gigabyte LTE speeds.” He explained that with 4×4 MIMO and three-way carrier aggregation, T-Mobile can do about 400Mbps each. Combining those two features would bring T-Mo near 1Gbps speeds in the markets where those features are available. Here’s Ray’s full statement on … [read full article]

New report says T-Mobile is best in US network quality and performance

Twin Prime, a firm focused on “mobile performance and app acceleration,” recently released a report on the state of mobile performance in the US, and T-Mobile fared pretty well. In its report, Twin Prime found that T-Mobile has the best network quality and performance, offering the fastest speeds on both LTE and 3G networks. On LTE, Verizon is 1 percent slower than T-Mobile while Sprint is 5 percent slower and AT&T is 17 percent slower. The … [read full article]

T-Mobile suffers overnight data outage

It looks like T-Mobile had a bit of a rough night. T-Mobile suffered an overnight outage that left many customers without data. T-Mo confirmed the issues at 3:31 am ET this morning, saying that it was “aware of reported instances of LTE outages.” T-Mobile checked in again at 5:47 am ET and said that service was back. This was a significant outage that affected customers in Los Angeles, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Texas; … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching new network technologies for faster speeds

Turns out that a free Subway sandwich isn’t the only gift that T-Mobile is giving its customers today. T-Mobile today announced that it’s rolling out new network technologies to increase speeds for its customers. The first is 4×4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), which offers double the paths for data to travel between your phone and the cell site that it’s connected to. If you’ve got a phone that supports 4×4 MIMO, you could see … [read full article]

T-Mobile aiming to begin AWS-3 spectrum deployments in 2016

T-Mobile recently revealed some of the cities that it plans to roll 700MHz coverage out to later this year, and now we know that T-Mo is working to start deploying some AWS-3 spectrum in 2016, too. During a recent meeting with analysts, Nils Paellmann, T-Mobile’s Head of Investor Relations, said that T-Mo plans to begin deploying AWS-3 spectrum later in 2016. “On the capacity side, efforts to reform PCS/1900 spectrum for additional LTE builds should span the … [read full article]

New reports say T-Mobile has fastest LTE, highest customer satisfaction in the U.S.

Looks like OpenSignal’s network comparison isn’t the only report that T-Mobile fared well in recently. First up, Ookla’s Speedtest recently shared a report on the stat us U.S. internet in the first half of 2016. On the mobile side, T-Mobile virtually tied with Verizon for fastest download speeds, with T-Mobile posting an average download speed of 21.02Mbps and Verizon putting up an average speed of 21.11. When focusing on LTE performance, though, Ookla says that … [read full article]

T-Mobile touts network upgrades in Cleveland and Philadelphia ahead of RNC and DNC

The Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention are both happening next month, and to ensure that its network runs smoothly for everyone attending, T-Mobile has rolled out network upgrades in both Cleveland and Philadelphia. For the RNC in Cleveland (July 18-21), T-Mobile has added more LTE capacity in the areas that’ll be frequented by everyone attending the conference. That includes re-allocating mid-band spectrum from HSPA+ to LTE in the downtown area and upgrading Distributed Antenna … [read full article]

T-Mobile said to be expanding retail presence to markets in Colorado, Iowa, Texas, and more

T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said last month that T-Mo had the opportunity to expand its distribution footprint after covering 305 million people with LTE, and it looks like that’s exactly what the magenta carrier is doing. According to Wave7 research, T-Mobile has been opening new stores in small and mid-sized locales in states like Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Texas, and both North and South … [read full article]