Tag Archives: Network

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]

T-Mobile wideband 15+15 LTE spotted in New York City

Good news for Big Apple dwellers on T-Mobile’s network! Over the past week we’ve received a number of emails telling us that New York City has finally got some wideband LTE network love. T-Mobiles “fatter data pipes” increase data download speeds significantly over LTE connections and help deal with higher traffic in major metro areas. And it’s been spotted in Brooklyn, NYC. It’s not yet been announced by T-Mobile officially, but we’ve received … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon and Dish among 70 companies allowed to bid at AWS-3 auction

The FCC’s upcoming AWS-3 auction will be the biggest spectrum auction in the U.S. since 2008, and the list of companies qualified to bid has 70 names. The auction is set to begin on November 13th. T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T are all on the list, as is Dish Network. But perhaps the biggest absence is Sprint. Old Yeller decided to sit this one out. Alongside the major companies are a … [read full article]

AT&T unhappy with T-Mobile’s attempts at clarifying roaming rates

In a blog posted yesterday evening, John Marsh from AT&T outlines the company’s opposition to T-Mobile’s attempt at changing roaming regulation. And that’s not surprising. No matter which party is right or wrong, AT&T seemingly always opposes every change the Un-carrier tries to make. Whether that’s making spectrum auctions more fair, or “clarifying” roaming rate regulations. At the heart of this complaint is T-Mobile’s request to the FCC just a few months … [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]

Greater Bay Area gets T-Mobile wideband LTE

  T-Mobile announced in a press release this morning that the Greater Bay Area now has wideband LTE. Meaning, if you live there, you’ll get much faster download and upload speeds using T-Mo’s 4G LTE service. This announcement comes just days after the company announced that Connecticut got its first official taste of the extra “lanes” of network. The Wideband LTE upgrade stretches throughout Alameda, Contra-Costa, Marin, Napa, … [read full article]

T-Mobile quietly upgrading its network with more secure encryption

Following Edward Snowden’s now-infamous report outing the NSA and its excessive monitoring of people’s communication, there’s been a real effort by companies everywhere to sure up their security. Whether it’s Apple’s locally-stored Touch ID, or recent Pay service, Samsung’s Knox, or BlackBerry’s recent push to upgrade its own security; more is being done to ensure you cannot be tracked in an invasive manner. T-Mobile is quietly doing its bit too. Washington Post reports … [read full article]

Network update: T-Mobile LTE Sightings in Maine, rural Illinois and Pennsylvania

I have no idea what T-Mobile’s network engineers are eating for breakfast each morning, but if I had to guess from the rate of expansion and upgrades, it’s probably Red Bull-soaked Lucky Charms and three triple espressos. These guys are working incredibly quickly. Over the past 10-14 days, I’ve received a huge number of sightings and updates from readers across the U.S. noticing LTE in new markets, in many different areas. Illinois [read full article]

T-Mobile joins Sprint and others in asking FCC to review AT&T spectrum acquisitions

In a letter to the FCC’s chairman, Tom Wheeler and a few other FCC commissioners, T-Mobile, Sprint and a few other organizations have asked the commission to review AT&T’s recent low-frequency spectrum purchases. The purchases in question are predominantly for blocks of 700MHz B and C block spectrum. The other companies include Public Knowledge, Free Press, the New America Foundation, Comptel, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Writers Guild of America, … [read full article]