T-Mobile’s Braxton Carter and Neville Ray to present at the 2015 Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference


Although T-Mobile isn’t making any official Uncarrier announcements at CES this year, the carrier is sending one of its executives to present a keynote speech in Las Vegas, at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference. Braxton Carter, the carrier’s Chief Financial Officer and Neville Ray, the Chief Network Wizard will deliver the keynote presentations at 12:30pm Eastern (9:30 Pacific) on Wednesday, January 7th.

If you want to tune in to the presentation, there will be a live webcast of the event available to stream on the carrier’s Investor Relations site, http://investor.t-mobile.com. And if you miss it, you’ll be able to catch up whenever you like after the presentations has finished.

We’re not 100% on exactly what the two will discuss, but these presentations can often be a source of good information if you’re looking for snippets on what the carrier might be up to next. We can expect discussion on spectrum and network rollout, that’s pretty much a given.

With their being no Uncarrier announcement at CES, when do you think we’ll see the next one? Is 9.0 around the corner, or will the Magenta Carrier wait for CES craziness to die down before revealing its next industry-shaking move?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • kev2684

    i really need them to buy continuum 700 already. their network sucks here in jacksonville, fl. if it works, it works. if it doesn’t, it’s hell. i’m thinking of jumping back to AT&T after 2 cycles. this is the second time i jumped back to T-Mobile looking to see if my areas has gotten better coverage than 8 months ago. no chage at all -_-

    • Marco

      So maybe it’s time to move? I’m not going to say T-Mobile is the greatest but let’s be honest it’s mainly for people who live and work majority of the time in major cities and Jacksonville FL isn’t a major city. The population hasn’t grown enough for a company like them to want to expand there so I would say yes go with a higher prices option like At&t or Verizon wireless because they can serve you better.

      • Jay Holm

        Jacksonville Florida has a population of 821k, definitely not a small town by any means.

        • Bori

          I agree, but you know how it is in here, some people make comments just for the hell of it.

        • Jay Holm


        • Marco

          Jay I’m not putting the city in a negative way or positive one. The issue with the city is the lack of population growth when compared to other cities in the state such as Tampa Bay, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando. More Capital and jobs flow to those rather than Jacksonville so for any company to want to expand their network it would not be financially worth it to put more capital into that are than say others. Return on investment is the name of the game.

        • Nick Sutton

          Jacksonville is also the largest city in terms of geographic area in the lower 48, hence why the population appears to be so high.

    • Joe

      I need them to buy cavalier

      • Fabian Cortez


        • Joe

          Ya and AB License Co LLC

    • Mr Paul

      Florida’s coverage for all networks is superb. If up north in Jacksonville you are not getting that excellent “Florida coverage”, leave, now, because it won’t happen if it hasn’t already being T-Mobile is already well over half done with all their planned upgrades. Otherwise, you can risk waiting another 6-8 months.

  • Mo

    I’m sure the Tmo boys won’t be talking about how they (TMO) have engineered a high level scene to rip off and deceive Tmo customers with the recent addition of WiFi calling and the elimination of minute plans. Consumers are being screwed each and every month. Don’t believe me just check out your bill. You pay for unlimited minutes of cell calling but with the introduction of WiFi calling your use of minutes on the cell network has dropped appreciable. WiFi calling costs TMO nothing where as called over the cell network costs TMO. So here’s an experiment you are invited to try. Track your cell call usage for A month with WiFi calling turned off and comparing to last month’s usage with WiFi on. You will be shocked to learn that you probable are using only 200 to 300 cell mins out of the unlimited pool of minutes you are paying for and probably less if you live and work in WiFi covered areas….

    • out the box

      T-Mobile still has to route your call through the network, paying line operators for the appropriate usage. The cell tower is the only thing eliminated

    • maanshu

      Demand in early 2000’s was high for calling, due to less functionality of the phone. Now Data demand is high, so wifi or no wifi doesn’t make any difference. Verizon for home phone is still alive at some places. It’s like a human fantasy to have no barriers, but companies make money on our fantasies. We wished, we had more minutes in 2002, at least more than 600 minutes. Now we have an option of unlimited, our fantasy has been fulfilled. I am yet to see teenagers understand these complicated issues we went through in early 2000’s.

    • k

      I think youre missing the point of wifi when you dont include volte. Volte uses network technology similarly to data, hence voice is data. Its more important that there is unlimited data than there is voice minutes. Actual voice minutes becomes less consequential as the deployment of volte occurs. Hence reason to offload to wifi. Less data travel on the network, including voice, less charge to you.

    • Mr Paul

      Of course. That’s also why AT&T and Verizon, despite being very capable networks, will also jump aboard this year too. Wi-Fi calling isn’t some awesome godly plus like Legere has trained T-Sheep to believe; it’s a huge money-saver for the carrier, having people avoid using their towers whenever possible for whatever cheap public Wi-Fi they can find when they’re not at home or at work. This is important for T-Mobile, because outside of cities, T-Mo’s 2 towers for every 4 Sprint and 10 VZW and AT&T towers, can easily get quickly Sprint-tramped and get so overused they cannot spit out data or even put through calls at prime times.

      • enkay1

        > This is important for T-Mobile, because outside of cities, T-Mo’s 2 towers for every 4 Sprint and 10 VZW and AT&T towers

        Let me stop you right there. This clearly proves you know nothing about cellular networks. Sprint has less coverage than T-Mobile and Verizon/AT&T have less towers than T-Mobile. First off, WiFi calling is just an IPSec VPN that calls and texts are routed through. You are still connecting with T-Mobile’s core network and using its resources. Second, with today’s technologies, calling puts no pressure on the network and it doesn’t really save them money because they are still paying the same for backhaul to that tower. They don’t pay on a per-call or per-GB basis for backhaul.

        • Mr Paul

          Wrong, Sprint still has more overall coverage than T-Mobile. Look at RootMetrics, OpenSignal, Sensorly, etc.

          Refer to this:


          Who cares about less towers, AT&T and Verizon have 10x the T-Mobile coverage outside cities. Stop me when your carrier is worth a crap outside of metropolis’, fanyboy.

        • Verizon and AT&T actually have way more towers than T-Mobile and Sprint is only short of T-Mobile by about 5,000 sites or so.

        • enkay1

          Got a source? I highly doubt you are right. T-Mobile is inherently going to have the most towers because they space for PCS, AWS, and sometimes even denser in urban markets. Sprint would come in second because they space for PCS and kind of space for BRS/EBS. Verizon and AT&T are going to have less towers because in most places, they space for 700 and 850 MHz.

        • It has less to do so with jus what spectrum they use and more to do with the fact that Verizon and AT&T having wayyy larger networks in terms of square mileage. Sprint has about 40,000 native sites and another 17,000 from Clear. Right now, the number is around 55,000 due to decommissioned sites and such.

          T-Mobile has claimed 60,000 in the past so we have nothing besides that. AT&T and Verizon have been very hush about the number of sites they have but for what it’s worth their network is for the most part spaced for PCS and not Cellular 850. That’s how they’ve managed to take home awards in reliability and such. By having low band spectrum on a dense network, you are able to have a stronger signal in more places.

        • enkay1

          Verizon and AT&T have always spaced for low band. They’ve been around since the days of AMPS so their networks, in many places, are spaced for Cellular 850, the only band AMPS ran on. Look at AT&T in North Dakota. They cover the entire state with ~100 cell sites on 850 MHz. (T-Mobile’s roaming maps give a good picture of how far a single AT&T 850 site is covering). They are going to have less sites overall because they lean on low band in many places.

          As for urban networks, AT&T and Verizon have been adding sites since after the original PCS auction to densify their networks so technically in urban centers they are spaced for PCS but it’s still not quite as dense as T-Mobile. Up until now (the rollout of LTE), T-Mobile has been using the highest band for cellular of all the carriers.