Tag Archives: Neville Ray

T-Mobile acquires Montana 700MHz spectrum from Charter

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE is already in several Montana towns, like Kalispell and Missoula, and soon it’ll be available in even more. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference this week, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed that T-Mo has reached an agreement to acquire 700MHz A-Block spectrum from Charter in eastern Montana. Ray says that the spectrum acquired by T-Mobile covers almost 600,000 POPs and about 120,000 square miles. Already have 215M POPs covered in … [read full article]

T-Mobile execs talk T-Mobile One plan, call it ‘second phase of Un-carrier’

We’re now a few weeks out from the launch of T-Mobile One, and a few T-Mo execs have taken the opportunity to give us an update on the new plan. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia investor conference, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, and T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter touched a bit on T-Mobile One. “It’s going incredibly well. That’s one of the reasons we updated on how our quarter is going,” … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray shares some early 5G trial results

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today appeared at a meeting of the Competitive Carriers Association, and while there wasn’t a ton of new info shared, Ray has shared some interesting 5G tidbits. T-Mobile has been performing some 5G trials with companies like Nokia, Ericsson, and Samsung, and now Ray has shared some of those results. For example, T-Mo achieved speeds of up to 12Gbps with latency under 2 milliseconds, which is pretty speedy. Other … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Samsung teaming up for 5G trials

We already know that T-Mobile is testing 5G this year and that it’s working with Ericsson and Nokia for its testing. Now another company has revealed that it’s teaming up with T-Mo to test 5G. Samsung has announced that it’s collaborating with T-Mobile on 5G demos and lab tests. This testing includes outdoor trials of T-Mo’s 28GHz (mmWave) spectrum and Samsung’s 5G proof of concept system, and in early 2017, more tests with Samsung’s pre-commercial … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching new network technologies for faster speeds

Turns out that a free Subway sandwich isn’t the only gift that T-Mobile is giving its customers today. T-Mobile today announced that it’s rolling out new network technologies to increase speeds for its customers. The first is 4×4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), which offers double the paths for data to travel between your phone and the cell site that it’s connected to. If you’ve got a phone that supports 4×4 MIMO, you could see … [read full article]

T-Mobile says that its network coverage will match Verizon’s within next 12 months

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T-Mobile did pretty well in two separate U.S. network comparisons that were announced today, winning for fastest 4G LTE network speeds in both reports. One category that T-Mobile finished second in was LTE coverage, but T-Mo says that that it won’t stay second for long. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today said that T-Mo’s coverage will match Verizon’s within the next 12 months, if not sooner. “We plan to materially close the gap by the end … [read full article]

T-Mobile three-channel carrier aggregation testing spotted in Dallas

Much of T-Mobile’s LTE focus lately has been on its Extended Range LTE rollout, but T-Mo has also been working on another major LTE improvement. Reddit user dallas75252 recently discovered that T-Mobile is testing three-channel carrier aggregation in Dallas, Texas. The carrier aggregation was working with LTE bands 2, 4, and 12, and it yielded speeds greater than 60Mbps. Check out the screenshots from Samsung’s Service Mode below. Unsurprisingly, T-Mobile didn’t really feel like spilling … [read full article]

Get a peek inside a T-Mobile Network Operation Center used to respond to natural disasters

With hurricane season around the corner, T-Mobile has provided a look into how it prepares for the worst. Whenever a hurricane is forecast to hit land, T-Mo sets up an engineering command center near the area that the hurricane is expected to arrive. There are Network Operation Centers that are monitoring network traffic as well as workers that are ready to roll out back-up power and Cell on Wheels. Here’s what T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray had … [read full article]

Neville Ray and John Legere call out Verizon over 5G claims, touch on T-Mobile’s own 5G plans

Verizon recently teased its 5G plans, saying that it plans to begin trials this year with the plan of being the first with a 5G network in the US. T-Mobile hasn’t made any similar 5G announcements yet, but today it did call Verizon out on its claims. During T-Mobile’s Q4 2015 earnings call, CTO Neville Ray said that Verizon is looking to change the game and … [read full article]