Tag Archives: 4G LTE

OpenSignal compares US carriers’ LTE by region, T-Mobile finishes first or second each

After releasing its State of Mobile Networks: USA report last week, OpenSignal today shared a follow-up report that shows how the four major US carriers stack up in the different regions of the USA. Looking at the map above, you can see that the regional results are similar to the nationwide report from last week. According to OpenSignal, Verizon has the best 4G LTE availability in all five regions of the USA. The 4G LTE … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares projected coverage map for end of 2017

When T-Mobile announced its Q4 2016 earnings earlier this week, it also dropped some info on the current status of its network and its future coverage plans. That includes sharing a projected coverage map for 2017. The new T-Mobile projected coverage map shows what T-Mo expects its network to look like as of December 31, 2017. Compared to the coverage map as of December 31, 2016, T-Mo is planning to greatly expand its LTE footprint … [read full article]

T-Mobile ties for most awards, improves LTE availability in latest OpenSignal network report

T-Mobile did pretty well for itself in both of OpenSignal’s 2016 US mobile network reports, and that trend has continued into 2017. OpenSignal today released its new State of Mobile Networks USA report, which measured the networks of the four major US carriers between October 1 and December 31, 2016. For this report, OpenSignal gathered 4,599,231,167 datapoints from 169,683 Android and iOS users. OpenSignal also notes that it examined 4G speeds and availability in … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys permanent LTE network upgrades in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI

After permanently beefing up its coverage in Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration, T-Mobile today revealed that it’s done something similar for Houston, Texas. T-Mobile has rolled out upgrades to its 4G LTE network in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI on February 5. T-Mo touts that its LTE capacity has grown nearly 20 times in and around NRG Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played, as well as 10 times at airports and … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out LTE upgrades in Washington, DC ahead of presidential inauguration

Days ahead of the presidential inauguration, T-Mobile has announced that it’s beefed up its coverage in Washington, DC. T-Mobile has rolled out new LTE features like 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM to improve its coverage in DC. Other upgrades made by T-Mo include adding LTE spectrum to cell sites, deploying three carrier aggregation for 30+30 MHz of LTE, adding upgraded equipment like multi-beam antennas, and more than doubling the backhaul on several sites. The LTE capacity … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere makes his predictions for 2017

It’s the start of a new year, and just like he has the past couple of years, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has laid out his predictions for the coming 12 months. Legere’s first prediction for 2017 is that cable companies will try to enter wireless through MVNO deals, but that they’ll fail. Legere adds that because of this, T-Mobile will not get into any MVNO deals with cable companies. Cable companies are the only … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares end-of-year network update

With 2016 coming to a close, T-Mobile has decided to share an end of year update on its network. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo’s LTE network now covers 313 million people. To compare, T-Mobile reported its LTE coverage was at 312 million people back in October and 304 million at the end of 2015. Extended Range LTE coverage has grown, too, with 250 million people in 500 metro areas now able … [read full article]

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]