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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]

T-Mobile reviews LTE highlights of 2015, looks ahead to new network technologies

The year 2015 has been a big one for T-Mobile, bringing with it Un-carrier moves like Binge On for saving your data and Extended Range LTE for a network that reaches farther distances and deeper into buildings. Today T-Mobile put up a blog post that looks back at its 2015 accomplishments, and because it’s from Neville Ray, you know that the network is going to be the focus. T-Mobile is … [read full article]

T-Mobile Advanced Messaging will beef up your text messaging experience

T-Mobile may not have a new Un-carrier Amped move for us this week, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have anything cool to share. T-Mo has announced Advanced Messaging, a new feature that utilizes the Rich Communications Services standard to offer beefed up text messaging. Using RCS, you get rich one-on-one and group messaging that includes, “near real-time chat,” the ability to see when … [read full article]

Neville Ray, T-Mobile CTO elected as 4G Americas Chairperson

Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer – informally known (by me) as the master wizard of networks – has been elected to serve as the 2015 Chairperson of the 4G Americas Board of Governors. With 25 years of experience in the industry, designing and deploying wireless networks, Ray was seen as the ideal person for the role. 4G Americas is a “wireless industry trade association” which represents the 3GPP family of technologies, including … [read full article]

T-Mobile outlines plans to use unlicensed 5GHz spectrum in trials “in the near future”

In a blog post published earlier today T-Mobile’s network chief, Neville Ray outlines the company’s plans to integrate new spectrum in to the company’s existing arsenal of airwaves. And while 2014 was the year of 700MHz low-band spectrum, seamless handover between VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling and wideband LTE, 2015 is something new. As we wrote about in a post just a … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Braxton Carter and Neville Ray to present at the 2015 Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Although T-Mobile isn’t making any official Uncarrier announcements at CES this year, the carrier is sending one of its executives to present a keynote speech in Las Vegas, at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference. Braxton Carter, the carrier’s Chief Financial Officer and Neville Ray, the Chief Network Wizard will deliver the keynote presentations at 12:30pm Eastern (9:30 Pacific) on Wednesday, January 7th. If you want to tune in to the presentation, … [read full article]