Tag Archives: Network

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]

T-Mobile Band 12 (700MHz) LTE network spotted in Amherst, Ohio

For the second time in as many weeks, we’ve been sent a 700MHz LTE sighting. Last time out, a reader got in touch with a sighting in Houston, Texas. This week, a cell site is seemingly either going live or being tested in Amherst, Ohio. A reader managed to get it showing up in ServiceMode on his Galaxy Note 4 (above). T-Mobile’s network chief, Neville Ray, on several occasions has indicated that … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire 700MHz spectrum in Seattle, Portland markets from Vulcan Wireless

A filing on the FCC’s site reveals that T-Mobile has applied to purchase yet more 700MHz spectrum. And this time, the North West is getting some love. In a deal with Vulcan Wireless, T-Mo plans to cover many markets in the Seattle, WA and Portland, OR areas with the low band frequencies. As always, there’s not specific monetary fees mentioned. But we do have a list of the markets where … [read full article]

T-Mobile agrees to be more transparent on customer network speeds

Yesterday, the FCC published a press release stating that T-Mobile has agreed to improve its communications with customers regarding network connection speeds. T-Mo has agreed to take steps to make sure that customers running speed tests on the network receive accurate information, even when the customer is subject to reductions after hitting their personal data limit. The carrier will send texts to customers enabling them to get accurate speed information, and place direct … [read full article]