Tag Archives: LTE

RootMetrics: T-Mobile and Verizon joint top performers in Denver

With RootMetrics network reports these days it seems each tells the same tale, regardless of location: T-Mobile is the fastest, Verizon is the most reliable. And that’s certainly true of the most recent report published by the independent network testing company. After performing over 25,000 call, data and texting tests in Denver, RootMetrics found that T-Mobile was – on average – the fastest of all four major carriers with average download speeds of … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz, AWS and PCS spectrum in North Dakota

T-Mobile is doing all it can to acquire more spectrum to expand its LTE network in order to compete with Verizon and AT&T on a coverage scale. In the most recent application, T-Mobile is seeking to acquire a mix of spectrum from BEK Communications Cooperative in North Dakota. In various counties across the state, T-Mo is looking to get its hands on 700MHz, 1700/2100 (AWS) and 1900 MHz (PCS) spectrum to bolster its … [read full article]

First 700MHz sites live in Long Island, as deal with Frontier for more spectrum is approved

Rumor has it, that the first 700MHz spectrum sites are already going live. Although a lot of what we hear is hearsay, we have strong reason to believe that one site has been switched on in Riverhead, New York (Long Island). Milan03 on Reddit submitted a post on the popular forum last week, and we’ve been in discussion with him for the past few days. When the post went live, … [read full article]

New LTE sightings across the U.S.

T-Mobile’s network team is working at a furious pace to get the company’s airwaves to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. In some major metro areas it’s upgrading the existing LTE network to wideband LTE, making higher download speeds possible. But in many rural locations, LTE is going live for the first time. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sent a number of new LTE sightings all across the States, in some very … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 700MHz deals with Actel and I-700 approved by FCC

Back in August, several transactions between T-Mobile and a number of spectrum holders were revealed in public FCC filings. Most of which were incomplete or shown as “pending”. That is until very recently. If you check over at the constantly-updating Google sites page, you’ll notice an update for November 4th showing that T-Mobile has completed two of the purchases. One of which was with Actel (a CenturyLink company) for 700MHz … [read full article]

Wideband LTE officially hits Philadelphia, now live in 20 markets

In a press release this morning, T-Mobile confirmed that its network is indeed the fastest in Philadelphia. This post followed the published RootMetrics report which indicated T-Mo’s LTE performance was at least 5Mbps faster than its nearest rival, Verizon. T-Mobile’s release this morning stresses that “according to thousands of crowd-sourced speed tests” – note: not “according to RootMetrics” – its network … [read full article]