Tag Archives: LTE

FCC agrees with T-Mobile’s request for clearer data roaming rules

Earlier this year, T-Mobile petitioned the FCC to make changes to its data roaming agreement guidelines. Complaining that the Commission’s current rules are too vague, and could lead to companies like AT&T charging smaller carriers exorbitant amounts for national data roaming. It was a move which saw the backing of the Competitive Carriers Association, Sprint and a number of other smaller carriers. AT&T actively defended the current rules, claiming … [read full article]

Software update for T-Mobile LG G2 brings inflight texting support

A software update pushed yesterday by T-Mobile brings the carrier’s Inflight Texting support to the LG G2. For those of you with the device, if you haven’t installed it already, it should be available for download now. Go to your settings app and check for updates. As well as free Inflight Texting support, the update also brings improvements to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as improved battery life. There are also some … [read full article]

T-Mobile could launch unlicensed 5GHz LTE as soon as next year

T-Mobile could become one the first carriers to use 5GHz Unlicensed LTE, or to give it its proper name, License Assisted Access LTE or LAA-LTE. It could deploy the network as soon as next year according to a plan unveiled in a report by Kevin Smithen and Will Clayton, Macquarie Research analysts. Having met with T-Mobile’s network chief, Neville Ray, they believe the carrier will use LAA “extensively on the 500MHz of 5GHz … [read full article]

Uncarrier 8.0 takeaway: T-Mobile’s network announcements were far more important than rollovers

T-Mobile’s Data Stash may – in the words of John Legere – be “arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever done since Uncarrier 1“, but other announcements caught my attention more. I’m not belittling the new data rollover scheme. Simply re-emphasizing the truth: Without a killer network, a great offer isn’t worth anything. Sprint has found that out to its own detriment.  In a blog post, T-Mo’s network guru, Neville Ray [read full article]

John Legere’s Uncarrier 8.0 interview with David Pogue now available to watch [video]

As part of yesterday’s Uncarrier 8.0 announcement, T-Mobile CEO (and wireless legend) John Legere sat down for an exclusive interview with David Pogue, chief and founder of Yahoo! Tech. During the course of the interview, Legere goes over the Data Stash program announced yesterday. According to the T-Mo chief, this is “arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever … [read full article]

Braxton Carter: T-Mobile will be “aggressive in rolling out low-band spectrum next year”

  According to T-Mobile’s CFO, Braxton Carter, the carrier is going to continue its low-band spectrum acquisitions in to next year. The Chief Financial Officer was speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. Currently, T-Mo owns 700MHz spectrum covering 185 million POPs in 24 of the top 30 U.S. markets. And that’s down to the major deal with Verizon earlier this year, and several other purchases from smaller companies across the … [read full article]

RootMetrics: T-Mobile behind Verizon on maximum observed download speeds

T-Mobile loves to boast about how its network is the fastest LTE network around. This claim is based on averaging out actual user-observed download speeds. And there’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, average download speeds shows us a much more accurate view of what to expect from a carrier when we sign up to one of their plans. But how about maximum observed speeds? In partnership with RootMetrics, Fierce Wireless published a … [read full article]