Tag Archives: Network

T-Mobile Says “Backhaul Strategy Key To A Competitive 4G Experience”

T-Mobile’s newest blog post wants you to know that the key to the company’s 4G success, is the backhaul. “Backhaul provides the connection cell sites to the internet. The bigger the “pipe,” the more mobile data traffic the network can move quickly.” T-Mobile began its own massive backhaul rollout in 2007, before it offered even offered 4G. Well, it’s that “aggressive rollout” that is helping T-Mobile “deliver a competitive, fast and dependable 4G … [read full article]

Likely Buyer Emerges For Purchase Of T-Mobile Towers

Cellphone tower operator Crown Castle International is now said to be the leading bidder on T-Mobile’s 7,000 towers in a deal worth more than $2 billion, said people familiar with the matter. According to the Wall Street Journal, rival tower operators American Tower and Global Tower Partners are still in the mix, but talks with Crown Castle are “more advanced after final bids landed in early July.” Negotiations with Crown Castle could … [read full article]

T-Mobile Blog Post Highlights Newest Commercial Featuring Network

So, it’s true that we’ve already posted this T-Mobile advertisement — except this time we’re adding in a special word from T-Mobile Senior Vice President of Brand & Advertising Peter DeLuca. Thanks to a press release sent out this afternoon, T-Mobile is letting us all know that Carly strapped on some motorcycle leather, hopped on a 1000cc Ducati super-bike “symbolizing the speed and capability of T-Mobile’s 4G network.” Watch it again, for … [read full article]

T-Mobile Pilot Trial Will Start Moving Customers Off 2G Network With Upgrade Incentives

Looks like T-Mobile is beginning to kick their network refarm into another gear as a new piece of intel hits our inbox suggesting T-Mobile will begin a “3G Device Upgrade Pilot” for select cities in the US. Beginning July 9th and running through July 30th, select residents of Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, DC, and Miami will take part in a pilot to cut the number of 2G devices on T-Mobile’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon Sign Spectrum Exchange Agreement If Cable Deal Passes

A join T-Mobile and Verizon announcement this morning is surprising more than a few of us, as the two companies had previously been at odds, often publicly over the terms of Verizon’s proposed SpectrumCo purchase. Today, T-Mobile is  “submitting applications to the FCC for the purchase and exchange of AWS spectrum licenses in 218 markets.” A deal for  SpectrumCo AWS spectrum, a joint venture of various cable companies across the US was … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Network Takes On LTE In PC Mag’s Latest Speed Tests

Well, well, well — yet another piece of news that shows T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network holds its own against the likes of Verizon’s LTE network. This new study, courtesy of PC Mag, shows that not only does T-Mobile hold its own, “It’s really fast, covers a lot of the country and is inexpensive.” In fact, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network bested Verizon’s LTE network in 11 cities and outside of cities, it “blew away … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps Users Average 1.3GB Of Data Per Month

With T-Mobile Senior Vice President Dave Mayo coming out and discussing a bit on T-Mobile’s current network modernization project, we almost lost comments from T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray. Ray dropped one very interesting factoid during a presentation at the NGMN conference in San Francisco — T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps smartphone users consume 1.3GB of data per month on average. This figure of course comes just two weeks after a T-Mobile “expert” … [read full article]

T-Mobile Says “Making Great Progress” On 4G Network Modernization

T-Mobile Senior Vice President Dave Mayo took to the company’s Insight and Issues blog this afternoon and provided us with a brief update on T-Mobile’s current 4G network modernization progress. Let’s hit some of the high-points as Mayo says that the first 400 modernized GSM/HSPA+ sites will be completed by the end of June, with more than 2,500 sites installed by the end of July. Of course, those sites are likely scattered … [read full article]

T-Mobile Memo Alerts Employees Of PCS/1900 HSPA+ Testing In San Francisco

We already knew that T-Mobile planned on “coincidentally” showing off their 1900/PCS HSPA+ refarmed network at tomorrow’s World Wide Developer Convention for Apple — and they are letting employees know this is the real deal. The memo doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know two days ago, including the sudden discovery of this effort by an “iPhone-using pedestrian” who just happened to be walking by the center. T-Mobile emphasizes that their … [read full article]

(Updated) T-Mobile To Show Off Refarmed 1900MHz Network iPhone At WWDC Next Week? Yes, Yes They Are

Updated: It’s real! T-Mobile just sent us the following statement: T-Mobile Statement: While upgrading coverage inside the West side of the Moscone Center, T-Mobile has also deployed 4G HSPA+ service in the 1900 MHz band to test the live network on a small scale. As part of the company’s previously announced $4 billion network modernization effort, T-Mobile plans to launch 4G HSPA+ service in the 1900 MHz band in a large number of … [read full article]