T-Mobile wideband 15+15 LTE spotted in New York City


Good news for Big Apple dwellers on T-Mobile’s network! Over the past week we’ve received a number of emails telling us that New York City has finally got some wideband LTE network love. T-Mobiles “fatter data pipes” increase data download speeds significantly over LTE connections and help deal with higher traffic in major metro areas. And it’s been spotted in Brooklyn, NYC.

It’s not yet been announced by T-Mobile officially, but we’ve received several user reports of the network going live. So, if you’re in the area and you’ve noticed that your download speeds have suddenly increased, you know why.


The above screenshot was shared on Twitter by network wizard, @MilanMilanovic, and shows clearly that T-Mobile’s network has been upgraded to 15+15MHz. Download speeds reached the mid 70s.

Another reader in Brooklyn confirmed with their own tests:

15+!5 in Brooklyn NY

T-Mobile has a target to reach before this year’s end and wants to get to 25 wideband LTE markets before 2015 swings in. NYC could well be one of those, especially given what we know about T-Mo’s prioritization of major metro areas.

Excluding NYC, T-Mobile’s official list of wideband LTE markets includes the following:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Connecticut
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Greater Bay Area
  • 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 New York

We’ll keep you up to date with any major network news as always. If you do spot faster network speeds in a new area (not listed above), be sure to forward your speed test screenshots and serving cell info/service mode shots to cam@tmonews.com.


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