Tag Archives: 4G LTE

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 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 asks FCC for permission to test 3.5GHz equipment

T-Mobile has some new testing that it wants to do, according to an FCC filing. T-Mobile has asked the FCC for permission to perform tests in the 3550-3700 MHz band. Specifically, T-Mo wants to test pre-commercial equipment from April 15, 2017, to September 30, 2018. The testing will take place in Bellevue, Wash., where T-Mobile’s headquarters are located, as well as in nearby Bothell, Wash. “T-Mobile wishes to start operating in the 3550-3700 MHz band to … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches LTE comparison map so you can compare its coverage to the other carriers

T-Mobile has long offered a coverage map so that you can get an idea of what the service will be like in your neck of the woods. Now T-Mo is making it easy to compare its own coverage against those of its competitors, too. T-Mobile has added an LTE comparison map to its website. The map is just what it sounds like, letting you compare T-Mobile’s LTE coverage to that of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talks covering remaining LTE coverage gap with Verizon

T-Mobile touts that it covers 99 percent of the people that Verizon does, and this week T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talked up T-Mo’s plans to fill out the remaining coverage. “First and foremost, we really do want to cover that last 700,000 square miles in the US that Verizon has an edge on us on,” Carter said at a Deutsche Bank conference on Wednesday. He went on to say that while T-Mobile does have roaming … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO suggests 2019 may be opportunity to move to all-LTE network

With the prevalence of 4G LTE coverage and devices, there’s been some discussion of shutting down older networks. Today T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray touched on the topic as it relates to T-Mo. Speaking during MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Ray explained that T-Mo would like to have GSM turned down by 2020, if not sooner. “What do we do first, 3G or 2G? That’s primarily driven by what you can do on voice,” Ray said, adding … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching LTE-U in spring 2017 to increase LTE capacity

After running tests with Qualcomm in early 2016, T-Mobile today announced plans to officially launch LTE-U (LTE for unlicensed). T-Mobile says that it’ll launch LTE-U network capabilities and devices this spring. With LTE-U, T-Mobile will utilize the first 20 MHz of unlicensed spectrum on the 5GHz band, which will enable it to boost its LTE capacity. Here’s how T-Mo explains LTE-U “LTE-U devices and equipment intelligently tap into and share underutilized unlicensed spectrum without affecting … [read full article]