Tag Archives: LTE-U

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]

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch at T-Mobile on April 21, pre-orders begin tonight

After months of leaks, rumors, and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has made its official debut. As it has in the past few years, Samsung is once again offering two versions of the Galaxy S8. This year, though, both versions have a dual edge display, and they’re both taller 18.5:9 screens, too. The difference between the two models is their screen size, with the Galaxy S8 packing a 5.8-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED display and the Galaxy … [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]

Qualcomm’s request to test LTE-U with T-Mobile approved by the FCC

Right around one month after Qualcomm asked for permission to test LTE-U with T-Mobile’s help, it’s gotten the A-Okay to do just that. Qualcomm has received a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) from the FCC in order to test LTE-U and Wi-Fi technology. There are four locations in which Qualcomm will be testing LTE-U, including T-Mobile test facilities in Bellevue, Wash. The other locations include Simi Valley, Calif.; Richardson, Texas; and North Las Vegas, Nev. There … [read full article]

T-Mobile concerned that LTE-U rollout could be delayed due to Wi-Fi coexistence debates

We know that T-Mobile is interested in LTE-U, as it wants to help Qualcomm test the technology later this year, but T-Mo has concerns that it could be a while before it’s actually able to make LTE-U available to consumers. Steve Sharkey, T-Mobile VP of Government Affairs, Technology, and Engineering Policy, recently told FierceWirelessTech that the government could end up causing a delay in offering … [read full article]

Qualcomm wants to run LTE-U tests with T-Mobile’s help

Qualcomm has submitted an application with the FCC for Special Temporary Authority so that it can conduct tests of pre-commercial LTE-U equipment. The testing will help it learn more about the equipment in its development of commercial devices, helping it to see how the products perform outside of a lab environment. There will also be testing to see how LTE-U and Wi-Fi co-exist in the real world. So where does … [read full article]

T-Mobile working with Nokia to begin 5GHz unlicensed LTE small cell deployment by 2016

Although Nokia’s name as a handset manufacturer has virtually died off, it still has a strong brand in the world of network management and infrastructure. Nokia Corporation and T-Mobile have worked together on network build-outs in the past, and look set to continue their relationship as unlicensed 5GHz spectrum is rolled out. According to a blog published by Zacks Equity research, … [read full article]