Tag Archives: Neville Ray

T-Mobile could offer near gigabit LTE speeds in 2017

T-Mobile has won awards for the speed of its network, and next year T-Mo could offer speeds near one gigabit. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray teased this week that in 2017, T-Mo could be “approaching gigabyte LTE speeds.” He explained that with 4×4 MIMO and three-way carrier aggregation, T-Mobile can do about 400Mbps each. Combining those two features would bring T-Mo near 1Gbps speeds in the markets where those features are available. Here’s Ray’s full statement on … [read full article]

T-Mobile experiencing intermittent calling issues

UPDATE: Well, that was fast. Neville Ray says that the calling issues have been solved. Carry on about your day!   T-Mobile and other carriers are having some calling issues today. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray and CEO John Legere confirmed this morning that T-Mo is experiencing “intermittent calling issues” from a third-party landline voice provider. This issue isn’t isolated to T-Mobile, though, as Ray says that all carriers are being impacted. Intermittent calling issues from a 3rd … [read full article]

T-Mobile suffering from outage in Pennsylvania

UPDATE: Neville Ray says that the fiber cut that caused the issue has been repaired and that most major sites are back online. UPDATE 2: At 3:12 AM ET, Ray said that service in Pennsylvania had returned to normal.   Having service issues in Pennsylvania? If so, it’s not just you. T-Mobile is suffering from an outage in Pennsylvania, specifically the central part of the state and “some parts of Philly,” according to T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO says less than one percent of customers turn off Binge On, also talks 600MHz deployment

T-Mobile executives have made quite a few interesting comments at various conferences lately, and today there are a couple of other interesting tidbits to share. First up, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has said that less than eight-tenths of one percent of T-Mobile customers have turned off Binge On since its launch last year. T-Mo has regularly touted how Binge On usage, like when it said back in July that customers had streamed more than 765 … [read full article]

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


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]