Tag Archives: refarming

Editorial: T-Mobile Needs To Focus On The Real Network Issue: The Large Swath Of 2G-Only Markets

After T-Mobile’s announcements last week, I spent some time over the weekend evaluating T-Mobile’s work over the last two years. We all remember how T-Mobile was effectively paralyzed by the attempted acquisition by AT&T in 2011, and how it really messed up the company. Initially, I felt that T-Mobile’s announcement of the modernization of its network throughout 2012 was a great plan. I was hopeful that this would finally mean that T-Mobile will … [read full article]

The Best Of The Rest From Deutsche Telekom’s Investor Conference: LTE, Network Modernization, Customer Service

  Wow, what a day for T-Mobile, its employees, it’s customers and the promise for its future. Even with the iPhone and Value Plan announcements, there’s still more to cover from todays investor conference: Let’s talk LTE for a moment as T-Mobile’s CEO stated that coverage will expand to 100 million LTE pops for the first half of … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray Says Hurricane Sandy Will Delay Some 1900MHz HSPA+ Deployments

During a keynote speech at the 4G World Trade Show in Chicago, T-Mobile’s CTO told attendees that Hurricane Sandy will force the company to delay some deployments of its HSPA+ technology in the 1900MHz spectrum. Ray did tell those in attendance that the company has completed “95 percent of the refarming of its 1900MHz spectrum for HSPA+, will launch … [read full article]

Las Vegas Network Refarm Now 75% Live, Nationwide LTE Network Coming By End Of 2013

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, speaking at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference this afternoon has confirmed that the Las Vegas market is now at least 75% live as T-Mobile’s first refarmed spectrum on the 1900 band. T-Mobile continues to refarm its 1900 MHz spectrum for use on the HSPA+ band with other major cities such as Seattle, New York City, and Washington, D.C. expected to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Officially Details Unlocked iPhone Support In Retail Stores

T-Mobile may be the only national carrier without official iPhone support, but that doesn’t mean they are going to pass up an opportunity to provide support for iPhone owners looking for better service and price. In a detailed post sent out to media outlets, T-Mobile officially unveiled its path to offering unlocked iPhone’s by increasing in-store support, employee training and new services making their way to the Apple App Store. Beginning September … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Says Network Will Be “Should Be Ready” For iPhone Users By Fourth Quarter

While T-Mobile may have hinted at the iPhone operating on their network later this year, a point reiterated this evening through a press release announcing the selection of vendors to build out their LTE network, they aren’t saying if they will directly target iPhone users. Now, let’s clarify one thing as this report follows reports from recent months that show T-Mobile is working to support the iPhone on their network with a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces LTE Infrastructure Vendors, HSPA+ 42 Network Expansion

T-Mobile inches a little closer to their LTE rollout in 2013 as they announce multi-year agreements with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens. Supporting T-Mobile’s planned $4 billion dollar 4G LTE “network evolution plan,” both companies will work with T-Mobile to help modernize T-Mobile’s network and aid in the deployment of LTE service in 2013. As part of the agreement, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens will install LTE-ready equipment on 37,000 cell sites across T-Mobile’s existing … [read full article]

AT&T Begins Unlocking Out Of Contract iPhone’s Today, Good News For T-Mobile Refarming

Note: Not really sure why this is confusing people, but you have to be an AT&T customer for this to work. They won’t unlock it for just anyone. AT&T has made it official beginning today, Sunday, April 8th that the company will allow customers who have fulfilled their two-year contracts to unlock their iPhone for use on any GSM network. AT&T gave the following statement to 9to5Mac:  “Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces 2012 Reinvigorated Challenger Strategy, Will Refocus Company

On the heels of T-Mobile’s fourth quarter 2012 financial earnings, T-Mobile announces a reinvigorated challenger strategy for 2012 to help move the business back on track. T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm outlined the reinvigorated challenger strategy focused on making T-Mobile’s 4G services more affordable. In 2012 we will see T-Mobile: “Aggressively” pursue the B2B market, ramp up advertising spending and work to attract new MVNO partners A $4 billion investment into network modernization … [read full article]