T-Mobile has performed mid-band LTE upgrades on hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks


We regularly see T-Mobile deploy 4G LTE upgrades to its network, and today another round of upgrades has been cofirmed.

T-Mo says that it’s upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more LTE capacity in the past two weeks. These are mid-band LTE upgrades, which typically include AWS and PCS spectrum.

Some of the cities and towns included with this latest batch of LTE capacity upgrades include Phoenix, AZ; Lexington, MA; Ottumwa, IA; Jacksonville, FL; Sacramento, CA; and Honolulu, HI. As usual, you can find the full list of upgraded cities below.

  • Buckeye, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Tolleson, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Altadena, CA
  • Davis, CA
  • Dixon, CA
  • Elk Grove, CA
  • Fontana, CA
  • Fremont, CA
  • Gridley, CA
  • Homeland, CA
  • Hughson, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • La Quinta, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Lancaster, CA
  • Livermore, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Lost Hills, CA
  • Mecca, CA
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • Modesto, CA
  • Murrieta, CA
  • Northridge, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Palmdale, CA
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Riverside, CA
  • Roseville, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • San Clemente, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Turlock, CA
  • West Sacramento, CA
  • Waterbury, CT
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Saint Augustine, FL
  • Blakely, GA
  • Dawsonville, GA
  • Edison, GA
  • Leary, GA
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Aiea, HI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Firth, ID
  • Hillsboro, IL
  • Matteson, IL
  • Plainfield, IN
  • Ottumwa, IA
  • Laurel, MD
  • Windsor Mill, MD
  • Lexington, MA
  • Cadillac, MI
  • Gaylord, MI
  • Lutsen, MN
  • Glenallen, MO
  • Moscow Mills, MO
  • Potosi, MO
  • Williamsville, MO
  • Livingston, MT
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • North Woodstock, NH
  • Bloomfield, NJ
  • Edgewater, NJ
  • Farmingdale, NJ
  • Glen Gardner, NJ
  • Hillsborough, NJ
  • Mahwah, NJ
  • Paramus, NJ
  • Paterson, NJ
  • Toms River, NJ
  • Astoria, NY
  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Cornwall, NY
  • Garrison, NY
  • Huntington, NY
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Orangeburg, NY
  • Red Hook, NY
  • Asheville, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Siler City, NC
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Bismark, ND
  • Goodwell, OK
  • Archbald, PA
  • Carlisle, PA
  • East Berlin, PA
  • Ephrata, PA
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • Gordonville, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Manheim, PA
  • McConnellsburg, PA
  • Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Moshannon, PA
  • New Cumberland, PA
  • Shrewsbury, PA
  • Stevens, PA
  • York, PA
  • Woonsocket, RI
  • Dallas, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Hereford, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Lampasas, TX
  • Plainview, TX
  • San Angelo, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Sealy, TX
  • Teague, TX
  • Texarkana, TX
  • Salina, UT
  • Arlington, VA
  • Bassett, VA
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Gladys, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Wirtz, VA
  • Pasco, WA
  • Sequim, WA
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Arnoldsburg, WV
  • Greenleaf, WI
  • Schofield, WI
  • Boulder, WY
  • Hawk Springs, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • Sharti24

    They need to work on Breezewood, PA. Terrible speeds there, Less than 2mbps

    • Jason Caprio

      According to RootMetrics coverage map. Verizon has many samples of 60 – 90mbit/sec in Breezewood, PA. T-Mobile tests are all 0.1mbit/sec. Sprint around 8 – 12mbit/sec, and AT&T between 10 – 40mbit/sec.

      • Sharti24

        The tmobile tower isnt even in the heart of the city. This is a very popular area and is as a “tourist trap” between two major highways. I had to switch my phone to 4G Hspa for it to work. You being from PA im sure you’re familiar with the area

        • Jason Caprio

          I haven’t traveled to that area particularly, but it doesn’t surprise me that their performance would be abysmal in a semi-rural location. T-Mobile does not care about rural areas. According to a custom version of their coverage map, it says they have Band 2 1900, Band 12 700, and Band 71 600 at that location, yet speeds are abysmal. I highly doubt this is congestion. Their backhaul is just very poor outside of cities. The spectrum is there, but the connection speed is only as fast as the weakest link.

        • Sharti24

          I disagree. I believe it is due to congestion. This area is a major rest stop for anything you need (gas, food, lodging etc) All those city folks passing through with Tmobile (like myself) want to use their phone while they’re resting up before they get on i70/PA turnpike. Backhaul does affect speed but like i said it gets very busy there

        • Jason Caprio

          Congestion I suppose is a possibility, but you can’t assume that most people there are on T-Mobile. Verizon/AT&T/Sprint all greatly outperform T-Mobile at the particular location. I can’t say congestion is the right excuse. Most likely, since the tower is out of town, it’s a signal quality issue.

  • Jay Holm

    Hmm, anything specific to Band 71 deployment??? That’s what I want to hear more about. . ..the rollout of this new spectrum seems to be very, very slow.

    • marque2

      I think they are saving it for the low end slow speed 5g rollout.

      • Jay Holm

        Oh…. possibly.

  • DannyMac

    At this point, I’m convinced the service in Kentucky merely exists as a courtesy to out of state T-Mobile customers who are traveling through.