Tag Archives: Network

T-Mobile Ends The Year With 14 Additional Modernization Market Launches

T-Mobile’s ending 2012 with a bang and an additional 14 new market launches for their 1900MHz modernization project including New York, Boston, Philadelphia and more! Just 10 months after the official announcement of the company’s modernization project, T-Mobile has reached their goal of covering more than 100 million people by the end of 2012. These upgrades “provide voice and data enhancements, improved signal strength and in-building coverage for customers who live … [read full article]

Editorial: T-Mobile Needs To Focus On The Real Network Issue: The Large Swath Of 2G-Only Markets

After T-Mobile’s announcements last week, I spent some time over the weekend evaluating T-Mobile’s work over the last two years. We all remember how T-Mobile was effectively paralyzed by the attempted acquisition by AT&T in 2011, and how it really messed up the company. Initially, I felt that T-Mobile’s announcement of the modernization of its network throughout 2012 was a great plan. I was hopeful that this would finally mean that T-Mobile will … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces Three New Markets Live With Network Modernization

The news train continues todays with another quick set of announcements as T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray took the stage today along CEO John Legere and announced three new modernized markets. T-Mobile customers in Seattle, Minneapolis and Atlanta are now refarmed and ready for the 1900MHz band. That marks 18 total markets for T-Mobile thus far, with more announcements expected before year’s end. With the [read full article]

Apple Begins Selling Unlocked iPhone 5 Units, Starts At $649

Just as the world expected, Apple has released unlocked iPhone 5 units available from its online store as of earlier this week. The unlocked device price range will fall in line with our anticipated price models beginning at $649, $749, and $849 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage, respectively. All three models are listed as shipping in one week. There’s no word from Apple as to when their retail stores will begin carrying unlocked models for sale, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Lights Up 10 More Modernized Markets, Brings Total To 15

T-Mobile’s continued efforts to modernize the company’s 1900MHz spectrum continues today with the announcement of 10 more markets. These areas include Miami; Phoenix; San Francisco; Mesa and Tucson, Ariz.; Modesto, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton, Calif.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Oh yes, South Florida, excuse me for a moment while I do my happy dance. Customers who live in these areas will “benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds Three New Metro Areas To Network Modernization, Get Your Unlocked Devices Ready

As part of T-Mobile’s network modernization effort, better known as their network refarm they are announcing three brand new markets this morning. Residents of Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. are the “latest metro areas where T-Mobile customers can benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone.” In fact, T-Mobile is doing a little bragging stating that their own internal testing on the iPhone … [read full article]

T-Mobile Lights Up 1900 UMTS Refarm In Kansas City, Second Location To Launch

Kansas City residents take note as T-Mobile officially announces the “City of Fountains” as the second location to go live with the 1900 UMTS refarm. Kansas City receives “enhanced voice and data coverage, as well as faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone.” T-Mobile expects to announce “many other markets this year.” This is great news, … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T File Application With FCC For Spectrum Swap

The FCC announced yesterday that AT&T and T-Mobile have filed an application to swap PCS (1900 MHz) licenses and one AWS (1700 MHz) license. According to the report, the two companies would exchange equal amounts of spectrum in 35 markets with AT&T gaining spectrum in 12 markets. In another 8 markets, T-Mobile would gain 5-10 MHz of PCS spectrum. Along with that, T-Mobile would pick up another 10 MHz of AWS spectrum covering … [read full article]

What Will A T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Look Like On A Spectrum Map?

While T-Mobile and MetroPCS execs played up the joint spectrum possibilities today, we’re curious as to what the actual spectrum makeup looks like on paper. Thankfully we have the folks at Moasik Solutions, a company that maps network coverage and they’ve provided the folks at GigaOM some nice visuals showing off T-Mobile and Metro’s network and spectrum holdings. First up is a look at … [read full article]