Tag Archives: LTE

T-Mobile outlines plans to use unlicensed 5GHz spectrum in trials “in the near future”

In a blog post published earlier today T-Mobile’s network chief, Neville Ray outlines the company’s plans to integrate new spectrum in to the company’s existing arsenal of airwaves. And while 2014 was the year of 700MHz low-band spectrum, seamless handover between VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling and wideband LTE, 2015 is something new. As we wrote about in a post just a … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Braxton Carter and Neville Ray to present at the 2015 Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Although T-Mobile isn’t making any official Uncarrier announcements at CES this year, the carrier is sending one of its executives to present a keynote speech in Las Vegas, at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference. Braxton Carter, the carrier’s Chief Financial Officer and Neville Ray, the Chief Network Wizard will deliver the keynote presentations at 12:30pm Eastern (9:30 Pacific) on Wednesday, January 7th. If you want to tune in to the presentation, … [read full article]

Band 12 LTE spotted in North East Maryland and Louisiana

T-Mobile’s 700MHz band 12 network is officially rolling out. And while the only locations to be announced by the carrier are Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Minneapolis and Washington there are still a number of other markets where customers have managed to get on to the lower frequency network. The pink areas on the map screenshots indicate where T-Mobile owns 700MHz spectrum.  Lafayette, Louisiana Between Lafayette and New Iberia, Louisiana, one reader … [read full article]

FCC agrees with T-Mobile’s request for clearer data roaming rules

Earlier this year, T-Mobile petitioned the FCC to make changes to its data roaming agreement guidelines. Complaining that the Commission’s current rules are too vague, and could lead to companies like AT&T charging smaller carriers exorbitant amounts for national data roaming. It was a move which saw the backing of the Competitive Carriers Association, Sprint and a number of other smaller carriers. AT&T actively defended the current rules, claiming … [read full article]

Software update for T-Mobile LG G2 brings inflight texting support

A software update pushed yesterday by T-Mobile brings the carrier’s Inflight Texting support to the LG G2. For those of you with the device, if you haven’t installed it already, it should be available for download now. Go to your settings app and check for updates. As well as free Inflight Texting support, the update also brings improvements to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as improved battery life. There are also some … [read full article]

T-Mobile could launch unlicensed 5GHz LTE as soon as next year

T-Mobile could become one the first carriers to use 5GHz Unlicensed LTE, or to give it its proper name, License Assisted Access LTE or LAA-LTE. It could deploy the network as soon as next year according to a plan unveiled in a report by Kevin Smithen and Will Clayton, Macquarie Research analysts. Having met with T-Mobile’s network chief, Neville Ray, they believe the carrier will use LAA “extensively on the 500MHz of 5GHz … [read full article]

Uncarrier 8.0 takeaway: T-Mobile’s network announcements were far more important than rollovers

T-Mobile’s Data Stash may – in the words of John Legere – be “arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever done since Uncarrier 1“, but other announcements caught my attention more. I’m not belittling the new data rollover scheme. Simply re-emphasizing the truth: Without a killer network, a great offer isn’t worth anything. Sprint has found that out to its own detriment.  In a blog post, T-Mo’s network guru, Neville Ray [read full article]

John Legere’s Uncarrier 8.0 interview with David Pogue now available to watch [video]

As part of yesterday’s Uncarrier 8.0 announcement, T-Mobile CEO (and wireless legend) John Legere sat down for an exclusive interview with David Pogue, chief and founder of Yahoo! Tech. During the course of the interview, Legere goes over the Data Stash program announced yesterday. According to the T-Mo chief, this is “arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever … [read full article]