Tag Archives: Neville Ray

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]

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]