Tag Archives: Neville Ray

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]

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]