Tag Archives: LTE

T-Mobile could gain from AT&T’s Band 17 and Band 12 LTE network interoperating

According to a filing with the FCC, AT&T is progressing well with its promise to support band 12 and band 17 700MHz network interoperability. It’s working with smaller carriers – presumably T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular included – to prepare for this interoperability between the two flavors of 700MHz network. AT&T has said that before the mid-way point of this year, it will have devices available which are capable of interoperating between bands 12 … [read full article]

Network Updates: Multiple new 700MHz sightings in Cleveland and Cincinnati, OH among others

I’ve had a number of emails over the past week with new band 12 LTE sightings. I figured I’d share them with you before I take the weekend off to celebrate the beginning of the second year in to my thirties. It’s no coincidence that these sightings have fallen in line with the new Android 5.1 software update on the Nexus 6, but it comes as … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploying 700MHz LTE “furiously”, aims to reach 190 million POPs by 2016

T-Mobile only closed its first deal for 700MHz low-band spectrum with Verizon 12 months ago. Since then, it’s acquired more band 12 airwaves from a number of small, mostly independent companies and has enough to now cover 190 million people. And it has set itself a tough target for deployment. During yesterday’s Uncarrier event – during the Q&A session at the end – the … [read full article]

Open Signal: T-Mobile has the fastest U.S. LTE network

We often hear T-Mobile claiming that it has the fastest network in the U.S. And, while it’s all well and good declaring it of yourself, it’s always nice to get confirmation from a third party. Our favorite carrier regularly points to Ookla speed test results to bolster its claims, and today, Open Signal has chimed in with some research results of its own. According to the network analysts at Open Signal, T-Mobile has … [read full article]

T-Mobile Network Updates: Band 12 700MHz LTE shows up in Tampa and Atlantic City

With MWC taking up a lot of my waking (and supposed to be sleeping) time last week, I didn’t get much chance to keep updated with T-Mobile’s network upgrades. While I was away I had a few exciting LTE network sightings that I have to share with you. Two of which are new Band 12 700MHz sites. Band 12 – Tampa First up is a Tampa sighting of 700MHz LTE, spotted by our … [read full article]

HTC One M9 to support band 12 and band 2 LTE?

Last year, when HTC launched its flagship phone, it did so without including support for one of T-Mobile’s newest LTE bands: 1900MHz band 2. Although, at the time it wasn’t very widespread, by the time 2014 came to a close, T-Mobile’s band 2 network was growing, a lot. In fact, most of the new LTE sites that went live in previous 2G/3G/HSPA-only networks were 1900MHz. The biggest of those – of course – … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LTE coverage map will look like this by the end of 2015

Currently, T-Mobile’s LTE service covers around 265 million people, which is pretty impressive given their position just two years ago. But, by the end of 2015, the company says its target is to reach 300 million. Bringing it closer to the likes of AT&T and Verizon. Over on the HowardForums, a growing thread shows off a number of slides displaying what that coverage growth is going to look like. The maps were originally part … [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 … [read full article]