Tag Archives: 5G

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 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 will begin deploying 5G coverage in 2019

T-Mobile’s been talking quite a bit about its 600MHz spectrum since the auction for those airwaves came to an end last month, and today T-Mo revealed more of its 600MHz plans. T-Mobile announced today that it will use some of its newly acquired 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. It also has 200MHz of 28/39GHz bands that covers nearly 100 million people in major metro areas and “an impressive volume” of mid-band spectrum for … [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 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 CTO Neville Ray shares some early 5G trial results

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today appeared at a meeting of the Competitive Carriers Association, and while there wasn’t a ton of new info shared, Ray has shared some interesting 5G tidbits. T-Mobile has been performing some 5G trials with companies like Nokia, Ericsson, and Samsung, and now Ray has shared some of those results. For example, T-Mo achieved speeds of up to 12Gbps with latency under 2 milliseconds, which is pretty speedy. Other … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Samsung teaming up for 5G trials

We already know that T-Mobile is testing 5G this year and that it’s working with Ericsson and Nokia for its testing. Now another company has revealed that it’s teaming up with T-Mo to test 5G. Samsung has announced that it’s collaborating with T-Mobile on 5G demos and lab tests. This testing includes outdoor trials of T-Mo’s 28GHz (mmWave) spectrum and Samsung’s 5G proof of concept system, and in early 2017, more tests with Samsung’s pre-commercial … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC to talk 5G spectrum and use cases

There’s been a lot of 5G talk lately, and recently T-Mobile paid a visit to the FCC to talk more about 5G tech. In a presentation given to the FCC, T-Mobile touched a bit on what it thinks the initial use cases for 5G will be. T-Mo says that millimeter wave 5G tech will be useful in small cell applications in both urban and suburban areas, where it’ll be used to fill in coverage gaps, … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s FCC filings reveal a bit about its 5G test plans

T-Mobile recently confirmed that it plans to begin 5G testing later this year, and now more information on T-Mo’s plans have come to light thanks to the FCC. T-Mobile has asked the FCC’s permission to test 5G in four different locations. Some tests will take place at T-Mo’s indoor labs in Bellevue, Wash. so that it can understand the characteristics of millimeter wave transmissions … [read full article]

Wells Fargo visits T-Mobile, says T-Mo anticipates meeting Q1 2016 postpaid adds expectations

Wells Fargo Securities recently paid a visit to T-Mobile HQ in Bellevue, Wash., and while its post-visit report mentions that some credit policy issues may exist, it came away with a positive impression. “Management acknowledge the increase in bad debt expense in 2H15 is something to watch and ‘caused a bit of a disruption,” said Senior Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche. T-Mobile acknowledged this, Wells Fargo says, adding that it … [read full article]