Tag Archives: LTE

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]

T-Mobile To Focus On HSPA+ Till 2013, Then LTE?

Let me preface this post with a quick beginning as there is reason to consider that T-Mobile rolling out an LTE network may or may not happen.  This isn’t set in stone and is likely to change.  There is nothing concrete being said or proof that it is 100% going to happen, especially when considering something that is more than two years away. However, at this meeting, it was stated that there was an expressed … [read full article]

Bloomberg Says T-Mobile USA Needs A Partner, Do They?

Oh the good old rumor mill is churning yet again with tomorrows event featuring T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm and Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann. Bloomberg is running a report this morning pretty much offering up the very same analysis we’ve heard for months, T-Mobile needs a partner, more spectrum, needs to grow like a bean stalk , etc. Tomorrow is expected to showcase a new strategy for the T-Mobile USA with a … [read full article]

Verizon CTO Calls Out T-Mobile HSPA+

Verizon is showing its usual arrogance over its network via an interview with CTO Tony Melone from Cnet. While I’ll be the first to admit, Verizon really outshines the other carriers, including our Magenta at CES, hands down that doesn’t mean they have the strongest offering of all. With that in mind, we won’t deny that they came out swinging with their selection of LTE offerings but T-Mobile is promising 25 phones[read full article]

HSPA+ Now “Officially” 4G According to ITU

In what is likely a vindication moment for the T-Mobile, the ITU has recognized that HSPA+ will be considered a 4G network amongst its LTE and Wimax peers. T-Mobile had argued that Verizon and Sprint really didn’t offer a true 4G network and built a marketing campaign around their own “4G” network. This decision certainly turns the tablets on the entire argument and perhaps we can now drop the quotation marks every … [read full article]

HSPA To Remain Dominant Even With LTE Hype?

Independent telecom analyst Ovum has put out a report offering up information regarding the future of HSPA amidst the growing LTE hype. In fact, the report goes so far to say that HSPA and HSPA+ are sufficient for the next five years of mobile industry growth. “With LTE grabbing so much attention it is easy to ignore the fact that HSPA is a firmly established technology with a mature infrastructure and device ecosystem. Its other … [read full article]

Sprints Wants T-Mobile Investment In Clearwire Says Analyst

It’s been a little over 60 days since our last Clearwire/Sprint/T-Mobile article and that is just far to long! Really, I’m kidding but Jason Armstrong, analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. threw gas on the fire yet again. Stating, “Sprint indicated they have encouraged a wholesale deal,” with T-Mobile and then going even further by stating, “Sprint would support a T-Mobile equity infusion into Clearwire.” With T-Mobile looking to bulk up [read full article]