Tag Archives: LTE

Verizon Purchases 122 AWS-1 Licenses From SpectrumCo, Eliminating Potential Deal For T-Mobile With Cable Companies?

Assuming regulators would approve such a deal, Verizon just screwed the prospects of a T-Mobile hookup with a cable company if the AT&T deal does indeed go all the way south. Verizon Wireless has announced that it is purchasing 122 AWS-1 spectrum licenses for $3.6 billion from SpectrumCo covering 259 million POPS in the United States. SpectrumCo is a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Comcast owns 63.6% … [read full article]

AT&T’s “Ooops” Damages Their Biggest Argument In Favor Of T-Mobile Takeover

AT&T’s Thursday filing to the FCC related to the T-Mobile USA takeover was accidentally not redacted allowing for some details to come out that they likely would have preferred to stay private. AT&T unintentionally revealed that it would cost them $3.8 billion in additional capital expenditures to build out their LTE network from the 80% percentage they already planned on to the 97% they want to build. The document was accidentally posted … [read full article]

T-Mobile Takes Easy Second Place In PCMag’s Fastest Mobile Network 2011 Contest

T-Mobile’s 4G network claim right now remains the nation’s largest 4G network while Verizon’s claims the fastest. The results of PCMag’s nationwide mobile speed test support the claim that Verizon is indeed the fastest against T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 21Mbps network but T-Mobile holds second place down like a boss. With the obvious mention that this test might have had different results should T-Mobile have a larger network of HSPA+ 42Mbps along with the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Says G-Slate 2x Faster Than iPad 2, 3x Faster Than Xoom

T-Mobile is ready to re-position the T-Mobile G-Slate as one of the best tablets on the market given its recent price drop. According to this internal document T-Mobile is claiming that they have received “legal approval” to “definitively” state that the G-Slate is more than “2x faster than the iPad2 on AT&T and Verizon, and over 3x faster than the Motorola Xoom.” Except there is a catch because there is always … [read full article]

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega Live At All Things Digital Event

The D9 conference currently being held in California saw some tough questioning from hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher who put AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega in the hot seat. Walt and Kara really took it to de la Vega and pushed him to answer questions regarding AT&T’s network quality and why they should be trusted with T-Mobile and therefore running the nations largest wireless network. We followed the live … [read full article]

T-Mobile Pokes Fun At Verizon Wireless After LTE Outage

Under normal circumstances, I would have woke up this morning, seen the tweet T-Mobile directed at Verizon and cracked a smile. Instead, I’m focused on watching Seattle area residents beat their future parent company’s pride and joy iPhone in speed tests. Of course, who knows how or if Verizon might playfully respond. If I were Verizon i’d respond with a simple statement of “Ok Tmobi…I mean future AT&T.” Just saying. [read full article]

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Says T-Mobile Merger Immediately Improves Reliability

Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T reiterated that the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile deal would not create a “duopoly” as most customers have five or more mobile choices and that costs would decline further as mobile broadband traffic grows. Someone needs to tell me where Randall Stephenson gets his fairy magic. His belief is that the overnight addition of T-Mobile to the AT&T portfolio is going to “immediately … [read full article]

TmoNews Hands On With Rocket 3.0, We Test Out HSPA+ 42

T-Mobile isn’t ready to secede the speed wars to Verizon just yet with a first real world look at their recently announced HSPA+ 42 network in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando. So how does T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42 network work in the real world? Fast, VERY fast. As you can see in the image above we were hitting download speeds around 24 – 25 Mbps and uploads speeds from around … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 4G Network Wins PC World Smartphone Speed Test

Booyah, T-Mobile wins the PC World speed test for fastest Smartphones! Can I get a “what what?” The PC World speed test conducted in 260 locations spread amongst 13 cities found some clear winners, losers, good news and bad news about wireless service in the US as it stands. It’ll shock no one to learn that wireless carriers have gotten faster this year over last year. Surprising? Didn’t think so. The difference between … [read full article]