Tag Archives: Network

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]

Chubbuck City Council denies T-Mobile cell tower application

T-Mobile representatives went to Chubbuck, Idaho on Wednesday to put forward their case for a cell tower to be built on the grounds of an elementary school in the city. But after debate with Chubbuck City Council, its application was denied. Prior to yesterday’s meeting, T-Mobile had been given a conditional permit to build an 80-foot tower in the city, providing that it was build at least 80 feat from property lines and … [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]

Braxton Carter: T-Mobile will be “aggressive in rolling out low-band spectrum next year”

  According to T-Mobile’s CFO, Braxton Carter, the carrier is going to continue its low-band spectrum acquisitions in to next year. The Chief Financial Officer was speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. Currently, T-Mo owns 700MHz spectrum covering 185 million POPs in 24 of the top 30 U.S. markets. And that’s down to the major deal with Verizon earlier this year, and several other purchases from smaller companies across the … [read full article]

Miami becomes 25th T-Mobile wideband LTE market

This morning, T-Mobile announced that the 25th market to receive its faster wideband LTE network is Miami, Florida. Customers in the Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach areas can also now experience the faster download speeds, with some speed tests reaching as high as 75Mbps. Wideband LTE increases the bandwidth and capacity of T-Mobile’s LTE network to help deliver faster peak speeds. It is like adding more lanes to a freeway for all LTE customers to … [read full article]

San Diego becomes the latest T-Mobile Wideband LTE market

Just a couple of days back, T-Mobile announced that San Diego (or the greater San Diego area) is the latest to have wideband LTE switched on. “In addition to the greater San Diego area, LTE customers in the Carlsbad area are also experiencing super-fast download speeds, making access to their favorite mobile content seem almost instantaneous. In November, T-Mobile customers in the San Diego area observed download speeds as high as 76 Mbps.”[read full article]