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T-Mobile upgrades hundreds more cell sites with mid-band LTE capacity

Three days after announcing a low-band LTE expansion, T-Mobile today confirmed that it recently rolled out some new mid-band LTE coverage, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the last two weeks. You can find Ray’s announcement below and the full list of cities included in this rollout at the bottom of this post. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds low-band LTE coverage to hundreds of cell sites

It’s been nearly one month since T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray last confirmed a low-band LTE expansion, but today that drought comes to an end. Ray just confirmed that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks, giving these areas better coverage. You can find Ray’s tweet below, and at the bottom of this post is the list of all cities included in this expansion. Our network team added … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out low-band LTE to hundreds more cell sites

In what is becoming a regular occurrence, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites across the U.S. in the past two weeks. His tweet announcing the news can be found below. Our network team added lowband LTE to 100s of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! @TMobile @MetroPCS #AcrossTheGrid pic.twitter.com/bO8RSNSDxg — Neville (@NevilleRay) March … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out Ericsson Expert Analytics to more quickly identify and resolve VoLTE issues

T-Mobile has long placed a focus on Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and now T-Mo is rolling out a new platform to try and improve its VoLTE experience. T-Mobile has deployed Ericsson Expert Analytics, a platform that will gather data from thousands of multi-vendor sources and process all of T-Mo’s nationwide VoLTE calls and data sessions to produce more than 8 billion records every day. With Ericsson’s algorithms, T-Mo will be able to identify VoLTE issues … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites across the US

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray decided to drop a little network news on us before the weekend gets underway. Ray tweeted today that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in two weeks’ time. When asked for more info, T-Mobile told me that this expansion includes a mixture of 600MHz and 700MHz coverage. Our network team added lowband LTE to 100s of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. … [read full article]

T-Mobile building 200 cell sites in Montana and Wyoming

There’s some good news for consumers in Montana and Wyoming, as it’s been revealed that T-Mobile is building out new cell sites in the two states. T-Mobile is building around 200 new cell sites in Montana and northern Wyoming, according to the Missoulian. T-Mobile is teaming with Blackfoot, who will provide fiber backhaul services. Some of the cities that’ll see the benefits of this expansion include Bozeman, Great Falls, and Billings. This partnership will also … [read full article]

T-Mobile named fastest U.S. carrier by new Ookla report

Ookla, the company behind the popular Speedtest app, today released its 2017 U.S. Market Report on the fastest mobile networks in the U.S., and T-Mobile fared pretty well. T-Mobile has been named the fastest mobile carrier in the U.S. by Ookla. Magenta put up a Speed Score of 23.17, which incorporates the low-end, median, and top-end performance for both uploads and downloads. Ookla suggests that T-Mobile’s smaller subscriber base compared to Verizon and AT&T, as well … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE network is now live

Just months after winning a bunch of 600MHz spectrum in an FCC auction, T-Mobile has begin to deploy its new coverage. T-Mobile announced today that its first 600MHz LTE sites are now live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. You can see a video of a phone call being completed over these 600MHz airwaves below. In addition to lighting up its first 600MHz cell sites, T-Mobile today revealed other parts of the U.S. where it plans to go … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes Narrowband IoT tests, partners with Las Vegas for IoT projects

After opening T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last year, T-Mo today announced that it’s making another move in that city. T-Mobile is partnering with the City of Las Vegas to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) in the city. This comes following T-Mobile’s successful Narrowband IoT field tests on a live commercial network, something that T-Mobile says it’s the first carrier in North America to have done. These Narrowband IoT tests, which were conducted in partnership … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talks covering remaining LTE coverage gap with Verizon

T-Mobile touts that it covers 99 percent of the people that Verizon does, and this week T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talked up T-Mo’s plans to fill out the remaining coverage. “First and foremost, we really do want to cover that last 700,000 square miles in the US that Verizon has an edge on us on,” Carter said at a Deutsche Bank conference on Wednesday. He went on to say that while T-Mobile does have roaming … [read full article]