Tag Archives: LTE

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]

T-Mobile Band 12 LTE shows up in Springfield, MA

A read got in touch from Springfield, MA to inform us that T-Mobile’s 700MHz LTE network is – at the very least – being tested in the city. We were sent a screenshot of the Galaxy Note 4′s Service Mode screen which shows all the indicators we’d normally require to confirm that this is, indeed, a T-Mobile band 12 site. Check it out below: As with every sighting we’ve … [read full article]

[UPDATE x2: Back up and running] T-Mobile LTE experiencing outages in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and more?

It seems as though T-Mobile is experiencing some network issues today. My first experience of it – coincidentally enough – was while being guest host on PocketNow’s weekly podcast a short while ago. Since then, I’ve had a number of emails and tweets informing me that it’s not just isolated to the Boston area where the show was being hosted. Checking DownDetector makes it clear that there are several reports … [read full article]

T-Mobile network gaining ground, Verizon still dominates in latest nationwide RootMetrics report

Very early this morning, RootMetrics published the most recent US mobile network performance review. This report shows an overview of which carriers offer the best network experience across the country, in metro and state-wide areas. In some ways it makes great reading for T-Mobile fans. In other ways, it shows how far the carrier still has to go before it can match Verizon and AT&T on a national scale. But … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s recently acquired AWS-3 spectrum shown on map

One of our readers, who has evidently been quite busy, got in touch with a map put together after the AWS-3 spectrum auction results were announced. It’s not the most complicated map, but at each point where T-Mobile bid successfully for the spectrum, there’s a dropped pin. You can see the map above, or get a full look at the interactive Google map at this link. As a big picture, … [read full article]