Tag Archives: Network

Cleveland gets its first taste of T-Mobile Wideband LTE

It looks like Cleveland, Ohio has its first taste of T-Mobile’s faster LTE solution. Dubbed “Wideband LTE”, the network typically describes LTE with wider lanes for data traffic to flow through. Thanks to a post by Bradillac, a T-Mo fan and Redditor, we know that T-Mobile’s 15+15Mhz Wideband LTE network is now live in the area. Early speed test showed speeds of around 35Mbps down and 20Mbps up, but after … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches “next-gen” coverage map, shows real user experience

In a blog post this morning, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer – also known as Grand Master Wizard of networks – Neville Ray announced a new coverage map. Like many of its Uncarrier moves, this new launch is aimed at eliminating another customer pain-point: Estimated and inaccurate coverage maps. T-Mobile is introducing this as the “industry’s first and only crowdsourced, customer-verified network coverage map.” This new map shows near real-time customer … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE suffers another outage, concentrated on the East Coast [Update]

We’ve received several emails from TmoNews readers and T-Mo customers this morning to inform us that T-Mobile is currently suffering another LTE outage. And, yet again, it seems to be concentrated around the East Coast. Areas like Philadelphia, New Jersey, Virginia Beach and Washington D.C. have been affected. Checking on DownDetector.com reveals there have been reports of outages, but not anywhere near as widespread as the [read full article]

T-Mobile could gain from AT&T’s Band 17 and Band 12 LTE network interoperating

According to a filing with the FCC, AT&T is progressing well with its promise to support band 12 and band 17 700MHz network interoperability. It’s working with smaller carriers – presumably T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular included – to prepare for this interoperability between the two flavors of 700MHz network. AT&T has said that before the mid-way point of this year, it will have devices available which are capable of interoperating between bands 12 … [read full article]

Network Updates: Multiple new 700MHz sightings in Cleveland and Cincinnati, OH among others

I’ve had a number of emails over the past week with new band 12 LTE sightings. I figured I’d share them with you before I take the weekend off to celebrate the beginning of the second year in to my thirties. It’s no coincidence that these sightings have fallen in line with the new Android 5.1 software update on the Nexus 6, but it comes as … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploying 700MHz LTE “furiously”, aims to reach 190 million POPs by 2016

T-Mobile only closed its first deal for 700MHz low-band spectrum with Verizon 12 months ago. Since then, it’s acquired more band 12 airwaves from a number of small, mostly independent companies and has enough to now cover 190 million people. And it has set itself a tough target for deployment. During yesterday’s Uncarrier event – during the Q&A session at the end – the … [read full article]

Open Signal: T-Mobile has the fastest U.S. LTE network

We often hear T-Mobile claiming that it has the fastest network in the U.S. And, while it’s all well and good declaring it of yourself, it’s always nice to get confirmation from a third party. Our favorite carrier regularly points to Ookla speed test results to bolster its claims, and today, Open Signal has chimed in with some research results of its own. According to the network analysts at Open Signal, T-Mobile has … [read full article]

T-Mobile finished 3rd or worse in each region according to J.D. Power’s network quality rankings

J.D. Power recently published its latest network quality rankings, and it doesn’t make great reading for T-Mobile or its fans. While it may be leading the way in terms of speed in the major metro areas, when it comes to overall quality, it’s still lagging behind AT&T and Verizon. J.D. Power’s network quality rankings measures which carriers provide service with the fewest lost calls, slow downloads, texts that fail to send or other … [read full article]

HTC One M9 to support band 12 and band 2 LTE?

Last year, when HTC launched its flagship phone, it did so without including support for one of T-Mobile’s newest LTE bands: 1900MHz band 2. Although, at the time it wasn’t very widespread, by the time 2014 came to a close, T-Mobile’s band 2 network was growing, a lot. In fact, most of the new LTE sites that went live in previous 2G/3G/HSPA-only networks were 1900MHz. The biggest of those – of course – … [read full article]