Tag Archives: LTE

[Update] MetroPCS CDMA network shutting down in New England and Las Vegas on July 1

Following T-Mobile and MetroPCS’ merger, the prepaid brand has been slowly shutting down its old CDMA network as well as seeing a new lease of life in other areas, using GSM technology. Today, the company revealed which markets would be next in the old network shut-down. On July 1st, MetroPCS’ CDMA waves will go dead in New England and Las Vegas. As part of the process, the carrier has emailed customers in the … [read full article]

Report: T-Mobile LTE network not only getting faster, but stronger too

In June last year, GigaOM reporter, Kevin Fitchard broke a major story regarding T-Mobile’s plans to bolster its LTE network. Now, he’s back with further information on T-Mo’s plans. In his report last year, Fitchard stated that T-Mobile would be adopting a technology known as 4×2 MIMO (multiple input-multiple output). With MIMO, multiple antennas send multiple transmissions between the transmitter and the device making downloads speedier. Almost all LTE … [read full article]

Analysts predict success for T-Mobile throughout 2014 thanks to Uncarrier momentum

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that T-Mobile’s Uncarrier movement is a big hit. It’s not just bringing in more customers for T-Mobile than it’s had in years, it’s also forcing other carriers to change their ways and compete. The most recent example of this was Sprint’s promotion, offering up to $650 to customer for trading in, and switching networks. Essentially, a point-by-point copy of … [read full article]

OpenSignal testing ranks T-Mobile’s LTE fastest network in the U.S.

It’s all well and good claiming that your network is the biggest and fastest, but, if user testing doesn’t back it up, there’s no validity to those claims. Turns out, Tmo’s claims at CES in January that it has the fastest network (based on Ookla Speed Test results) are backed up by another set of results, recently published by OpenSignal. Of all the top 4 carriers, T-Mobile’s network was found to be the fastest on average, with … [read full article]

More LTE sightings in and around Cincinnati, OH and other markets

Last week – you may recall – we posted an article with a new LTE sighting near Cincinnati, OH. Since then, we’ve been inundated with sightings in various parts surrounding the city. Sightings have been captured in West Chester, Zanesville and Bridgewater Falls, East of Hamilton, all in the Cincinnati area. We also heard from a contact that the plan is to have the LTE full up … [read full article]

LTE pops up briefly in Cincinnati, OH [UPDATE: Speed Test]

Over the past few months, T-Mobile been working hard behind the scenes to get its 20+20 network up and running in a few major areas, boosting LTE speeds up to between 60-100Mbps in Dallas. But, it’s also still on its LTE rollout across the country. Although it’s not on the official list of markets covered yet, we’ve had one of our readers get in touch from Cincinnati, OH with evidence … [read full article]

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]