T-Mobile launches 600MHz LTE in Scarborough, Maine


After launching its first 600MHz LTE sites in Cheyenne earlier this month, T-Mobile today flipped the 600MHz in another city.

T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage is now live in Scarborough, Maine. T-Mo today also reaffirmed its plans to launch 600MHz coverage in several other parts of the U.S. in 2017, including:

  • Wyoming
  • Northeast and Southwest Oregon
  • West Texas
  • Southwest Kansas
  • The Oklahoma panhandle
  • Western North Dakota
  • Additional areas of Maine
  • Coastal North Carolina
  • Central Pennsylvania
  • Central Virginia
  • Eastern Washington

To access this 600MHz LTE coverage, you’ll need a phone that supports it, and T-Mobile today confirmed that the LG V30 is the first such device. The LG V30 will launch at T-Mobile this fall.

Finally, T-Mobile today gave a teaser for its 5G plans. T-Mo says that it’s using new Ericsson radio equipment that supports both LTE and 5G. When the time comes to launch 5G to the public, T-Mobile touts that it’ll be able to upgrade this equipment via a software update, “effectively turning on 5G on 600MHz with the flip of a switch.”

T-Mobile previously announced that it plans to use some of its 600MHz spectrum to build a nationwide 5G network. T-Mo aims to begin deploying 5G coverage in 2019.

Source: T-Mobile

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