T-Mo Wideband LTE hits Las Vegas


Today, July 16 is a great day for Las Vegas dwelling T-Mobile customers. Today is the day T-Mo officially switches on Wideband LTE in Vegas, making it only one of two markets in the Southwest region to have the carrier’s fastest networks speeds.

  • What’s Wideband LTE:
    • T-Mobile defines Wideband LTE as LTE with at least 15+15 MHz of spectrum, which has a big impact on overall performance.
    • We’re using multiple bands of spectrum to increase capacity and speeds for everyone on the T-Mobile network.
    • The 15+15 MHz LTE coverage offers theoretical peak download speeds up to 110 Mbps and theoretical peak upload speeds of 38 Mbps.
      • This allows customers to download a 90-minute HD movie in 3 and a half minutes or a whole album in 9 seconds.
    • All T-Mobile LTE devices can receive a speed boost from Wideband LTE.
    • Making the 702 one of T-Mobile’s fastest areas in the country!

As a sort of real-life expectation for those of you in Vegas, Wideband LTE Speed Tests we’ve seen most often usually fit in between 40-75Mbps download speeds. We’ve seen one or two in 20+20 areas peak at above 100Mbps, but that’s not common or consistent enough to suggest that you’ll get that kind of performance.

To celebrate the big day, T-Mo’s team made cake. But more importantly, it now means that Wideband LTE is available in a total of 17 markets across the U.S. They are as follows:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Mobile, AL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Upstate, NY

Let us know what performance is like in your area, particularly if your in Vegas. Have you noticed a dramatic improvement in speed recently?

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