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:
- 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.