Tag Archives: Network

T-Mobile “Expert” Says Verizon Is Least Efficient Spectrum User, T-Mobile Is Most Efficient

The T-Mobile vs. Verizon spectrum war continues with another salvo from T-Mobile as they challenge Verizon’s claim that it is the most efficient user of mobile spectrum in the US. Earlier today, T-Mobile rolled out an “expert” to not only knock Verizon’s claim, but to dig in a little deeper by showing Verizon as the most inefficient spectrum user in the US. Computer science research professor at Illinois Institute of Technology … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces LTE Infrastructure Vendors, HSPA+ 42 Network Expansion

T-Mobile inches a little closer to their LTE rollout in 2013 as they announce multi-year agreements with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens. Supporting T-Mobile’s planned $4 billion dollar 4G LTE “network evolution plan,” both companies will work with T-Mobile to help modernize T-Mobile’s network and aid in the deployment of LTE service in 2013. As part of the agreement, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens will install LTE-ready equipment on 37,000 cell sites across T-Mobile’s existing … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm: Verizon’s Planned 700MHz Spectrum Sale Isn’t Good Enough

T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm met with senior FCC officials last week to discuss T-Mobile’s actions to block the Verizon Wireless proposed acquisition of AWS spectrum from various cable companies. While Verizon and T-Mobile have already traded barbs over this deal, Humm’s meeting with FCC officials comes after Verizon proposed to sell  off some of its 700MHz spectrum holdings to mitigate the negative effects of any of its deals with the cable companies. … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T Continue Battle Over Claim Of Nations Largest 4G Network

T-Mobile currently lays claim to the title “America’s Largest 4G Network” based on coverage of 215 million people with HSPA+ technology. However, AT&T is working to one up that claim with their own figure of nearly 250 million people covered by their “4G network.” It was back in February when AT&T first tried to claim the title of the nation’s largest 4G network, but did so without providing any specific figures. Now, … [read full article]

(Updated With T-Mobile Statement) Verizon Posts 4G Speedtest Showdown, Guess Who Wins? It Begins With A “V.”

I just caught wind of Verizon’s “4G Throw Down” through a Fierce Wireless report and immediately thought “…who is Verizon kidding?” I mean come on, are we honestly expected to believe any other carrier stood a shot in a Verizon sponsored and operated test? This is a truly scientific experiment here Verizon, thank you so much for downloading the speedest.net app for the completely unsuspecting “non-actors” you stopped on the street. Sure, you have a bubbly girl … [read full article]

T-Mobile Hits Back At Verizon Over Spectrum Wars, Efficiency

We’re about to enter round 3 of the T-Mobile/Verizon tit-for-tat “blog post on spectrum” wars as T-Mobile responds to a late February Verizon post. T-Mobile hits back against Verizon’s claim that they use spectrum in a more efficient way by working to pick apart Verizon’s reasoning for such claims. First, T-Mobile knocks Verizon’s analysis utilizing nationwide carriers total subscribers based on the average amount of spectrum. T-Mobile says spectrum holdings and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Asks FCC To Make All 700MHz LTE Networks Interoperable

T-Mobile has requested that the Federal Communications Commission consider the idea of mandating the interoperability of all LTE networks in the 700MHz band. T-Mobile argues that such a move would encourage LTE roaming and help boost public-safety, which also plans to use the 700MHz band for a nationwide broadband network. Current LTE devices offered by both Verizon and AT&T cannot work on both networks because they use different bands. The interoperability problem comes … [read full article]

T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ Network, Says Failed AT&T Deal “Paved Way” For LTE

T-Mobile USA CTO Neville Ray just announced the expansion of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network via a company blog post. T-Mobile’s 4G network will be available in Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa, and Victoria, Tex; Bakersfield, CA; Eau Claire, Wis.; Joplin and St. Joseph, MO. Additionally, customers in Abilene, Amarillo, Bakersfield, Odessa, Port St. Lucie, and Victoria can experience the faster speeds offered by T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network with devices such as the recently announced [read full article]

T-Mobile Asks FCC To Stop Shot Clock On Verizon Spectrum Purchase

T-Mobile, along with Sprint, DirecTV and the Rural Telecommunications Group have filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission requesting that the FCC stop the clock on Verizon’s proposed AWS spectrum purchases. The groups primary concern surrounds the amount of redacted material in Verizon’s own FCC filings leads to an unclear picture of its agreements with the cable companies involved with the purchase. The groups wish to stop the clock until Verizon and … [read full article]

Editorial: I Still Think Throttling Data Sucks, There I said It

I’ve long thought T-Mobile’s loose definition of “unlimited data” has needed to change and now, with AT&T at the center of a throttling data news cycle, “unlimited” is once again called into question. In fact, one AT&T user successfully sued AT&T in small claims court winning $850 after the judge agreed AT&T had sold the customer an unlimited plan and then purposely slowed him down. AT&T has justified throttling by claiming it … [read full article]