Tag Archives: Neville Ray

T-Mobile will begin deploying 5G coverage in 2019

T-Mobile’s been talking quite a bit about its 600MHz spectrum since the auction for those airwaves came to an end last month, and today T-Mo revealed more of its 600MHz plans. T-Mobile announced today that it will use some of its newly acquired 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. It also has 200MHz of 28/39GHz bands that covers nearly 100 million people in major metro areas and “an impressive volume” of mid-band spectrum for … [read full article]

FCC announces results of 600MHz auction, T-Mobile wins more spectrum than any other company

The FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction officially wrapped up earlier this year following a lot of back and forth between the TV broadcasters, the FCC, and the auction bidders. Now the results of that auction have come out. T-Mobile announced today that it came away with 1,525 licenses and an average of 31 MHz nationwide, which it spent a total of $7.99 billion on. T-Mo won 45 percent of all of the low-band spectrum available … [read full article]

T-Mobile Onesie announced, and you can actually buy one

Last year, T-Mobile introduced T-Mobile One, its new flagship monthly rate plan. Now T-Mo is following it up with a flagship article of clothing. The T-Mobile Onesie is now official. T-Mo touts it as the “world’s first full-body fitness tracker,” giving you details of your blood pressure, oxygen flow, bladder level, and more. It’s also equipped with Bluetooth, GPS, and even 4G LTE nano-fiber technology that’ll give you perfect LTE coverage wherever you go. And … [read full article]

T-Mobile ‘ghost calling’ glitch causing long 911 hold times in Dallas

When you’re in an emergency situation, being able to contact 911 right away is important. However, an issue involving T-Mobile customers in Dallas is interfering with speedy 911 contact. There’s an issue with T-Mobile customers in Dallas that end up with “ghost calls” when they try to contact 911. The glitch causes 911 systems to record calls as hangups, which results in 911 operators trying to respond to the ghost calls, which then causes other callers … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO suggests 2019 may be opportunity to move to all-LTE network

With the prevalence of 4G LTE coverage and devices, there’s been some discussion of shutting down older networks. Today T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray touched on the topic as it relates to T-Mo. Speaking during MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Ray explained that T-Mo would like to have GSM turned down by 2020, if not sooner. “What do we do first, 3G or 2G? That’s primarily driven by what you can do on voice,” Ray said, adding … [read full article]

RootMetrics releases new report on US carrier networks, T-Mobile finishes in fourth place

RootMetrics has released its report on the performance of the big four US carriers in the second half of 2016, and unfortunately for T-Mobile, the ranks are similar to the report from the first half of 2016. In RootMetrics’ report, Verizon finished first place with an overall score of 93.9, AT&T finished second with 90.5, Sprint finished third with 84.7, and T-Mobile finished fourth with a score of 81.2. RootMetrics notes that T-Mobile’s rankings in its … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere makes his predictions for 2017

It’s the start of a new year, and just like he has the past couple of years, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has laid out his predictions for the coming 12 months. Legere’s first prediction for 2017 is that cable companies will try to enter wireless through MVNO deals, but that they’ll fail. Legere adds that because of this, T-Mobile will not get into any MVNO deals with cable companies. Cable companies are the only … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares end-of-year network update

With 2016 coming to a close, T-Mobile has decided to share an end of year update on its network. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo’s LTE network now covers 313 million people. To compare, T-Mobile reported its LTE coverage was at 312 million people back in October and 304 million at the end of 2015. Extended Range LTE coverage has grown, too, with 250 million people in 500 metro areas now able … [read full article]

T-Mobile Digits will let you use one phone number across devices

Yesterday T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert teased that a big announcement was imminent, and now we know exactly what he was hinting at. Digits is a new service from T-Mobile that lets you use the same phone number across devices. This means that you can use the same number across multiple internet-connected devices, including phones, tablets, PCs, and smartwatches, and your calls and texts will appear from the same number. Digits will also let you use multiple … [read full article]

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]