Tag Archives: LTE

T-Mobile comes out on top in LTE latency comparison

Fierce Wireless – in partnership with OpenSignal – has published its most recent wireless network latency comparison. And just like the last one, it’s showing T-Mobile’s network in particularly favorable light. Latency – for those unaware – is a key statistic many ignore and pay no attention too, despite the fact that in real-life use, it makes a considerable difference to the network performance. As explained by FW: Latency is defined as the … [read full article]

T-Mobile celebrates 1 year of LTE by launching major 2G/Edge network upgrade, and suing Verizon

12 months ago, T-Mobile kicked off its LTE rollout in the U.S., and since then hasn’t stopped its expansion. It’s gone from 0 to over 200 million POPs in a ridiculously short time, breaking records set by other U.S. carriers. As part of its 1-year anniversary celebration, Tmo has announced that it will begin repurposing its 2G/EDGE networks and upgrading them to 4G LTE. It also announced that by the beginning of next year, its A-block spectrum … [read full article]

Magenta has fastest U.S. LTE network according to OpenSignal report

According to the most recent report published by OpenSignal, T-Mobile has the fastest LTE speeds on average in the States. Its average download speeds are 11.5Mbps, making it faster than AT&T’s 9.12Mbps, Verizon’s 7.82Mbps and Sprint’s mediocre 4.32Mbps. Although that may sound great, the report is pretty damning on the state of the US’ LTE coverage. Although it was one of the first countries to start building on the 4th gen networking technology, it’s one of the … [read full article]

DoJ signs off on T-Mobile acquisition of Verizon’s A-block spectrum

Things have been so noisy and persistent on the Sprint/SoftBank buyout rumor side that any mention of the 700MHz spectrum from Verizon has seemingly gone unnoticed. Earlier than anticipated, T-Mobile’s purchase of the A-block spectrum from VZW has been signed off by the Department of Justice. “The U.S. Department of Justice brought its antitrust review of T-Mobile US Inc.’s acquisition of Verizon Wireless spectrum licenses to an early close Monday, giving its approval … [read full article]

What’s next for T-Mobile? VoLTE and low frequency

T-Mobile may not be well-known for having the best coverage in the States, but thankfully it knows it and its focus is clearly on making sure that changes. The most immediate-term plans are about getting the right foundation laid. That means rolling out LTE to as many markets as possible, as quickly as possible. In the long term, things look even better for the magenta carrier. It’s much more about making the coverage … [read full article]

4G LTE goes live in 14 new markets

T-Mobile is on a massive push to get LTE rolled out to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. It’s now added a further 14 markets to its list of areas covered. There’s a handful of markets in Florida and Michigan as well as a couple in other states. List below: Ocala, FL Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Punta Gorda, FL The Villages, FL Valdosta, GA Coeur d’Alene, ID Twin Falls, ID Bay … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 2014 resolution? It’s got to be coverage, coverage and more coverage…

With 2013 virtually behind us, it’s impossible for anyone in the tech industry to look at T-Mobile and not be impressed by its moves. Getting rid of the subsidy model that the industry had clung to for so long, then allowing users to upgrade virtually whenever they liked. It wasn’t so much going against the flow as it was changing the flow’s direction entirely as AT&T and Sprint tried to copy Tmo with … [read full article]

RootMetrics results show huge T-Mobile speed jump, but still behind Verizon/AT&T in Dallas, TX

Dallas, Texas has been something of a popular talking point among T-Mobile watchers over the past couple of months. It’s one of the first places in the States to show signs of the faster 20+20 LTE network lighting up. RootMetrics has published its most recent results from the area, and it’s generally good news. Since the test in March … [read full article]