Tag Archives: LTE

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]

RootMetrics network report: Verizon and T-Mobile share 1st place in Philadelphia

T-Mobile regularly states that its data network is the fastest in the country, proudly using its “Data Strong” brand promise as often as it can. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that RootMetrics’ independent reports started catching up with what the carrier already knew. Perhaps a reason why – in the past – the company’s chiefs have mocked the RootMetrics results for being out of date and not being truly independent. In one of its … [read full article]

T-Mo LTE coverage hits 250 million mark

We’ve been covering network upgrades here on TmoNews for many months, posting on sightings in various locations. Whether it be new LTE sites or upgrades to wideband LTE. But during that time, one thing has become increasingly clear: The network engineers are working ridiculously fast. We get new sightings every single week, across various states and markets. So it’s no surprise to us that T-Mobile’s LTE network now officially covers 250 million Americans, … [read full article]

Connecticut gets wideband LTE

T-Mobile announced officially today that its team of engineers has finished upgrading the LTE network in Connecticut, making it faster than ever. T-Mo claims speeds will be up to 50% faster than before in Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, Fairfield, Meriden, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury. T-Mobile customers in these areas are seeing speeds faster than AT&T and Verizon, and almost two and half times faster than Sprint. From the city of … [read full article]