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Qualcomm hints that T-Mobile’s 600MHz 5G devices won’t come until second half of 2019

There’s been an awful lot of 5G news this week as Qualcomm introduced its new Snadpragon 855 processor with X50 5G modem, but we haven’t heard much about T-Mobile 5G. That’s changing today. Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon has said that the Snapdragon 855 processor with X50 modem will support “all of the first half of 2019 launches.” As PCMag notes, the X50 modem doesn’t support sub-6GHz FDD, which includes the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile plans … [read full article]

T-Mobile upgraded more cell sites with low-band LTE over the past two weeks

T-Mobile today announced another low-band LTE expansion, two weeks after its previous round of upgrades. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites over the past two weeks. These low-band LTE upgrades include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! @TMobile @MetroByTMobile #AcrossTheGrid[read full article]

T-Mobile deploys more mid-band LTE capacity upgrades

Two weeks after announcing T-Mobile’s previous mid-band LTE capacity upgrades, CTO Neville Ray has confirmed that another round of upgrades is complete. Ray said today that hundreds of cell sites have been upgraded with more mid-band LTE capacity over the past two weeks. These upgrades include PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out low-band LTE upgrades to dozens of cell sites

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, the holidays are getting into full swing and T-Mobile is giving the gift of more low-band LTE coverage. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray announced today that T-Mo has added low-band LTE coverage to dozens of cell sites in the past two weeks. These upgrades include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first 5G data transmission on 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile this week achieved another milestone on its journey to deploying a mobile 5G network. T-Mobile and Nokia have completed what they say is the world’s first 5G data transmission on 600MHz spectrum. The downlink transmission tests were completed using global 5G standards on T-Mobile’s live commercial network in Spokane, WA. T-Mo has said that it plans to use millimeter wave (mmWave) and 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. The higher-band mmWave spectrum will be … [read full article]

T-Mobile upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the past two weeks

Right on schedule, T-Mobile has announced another round of mid-band LTE upgrades two weeks after its previous mid-band expansion. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo upgraded hundreds of cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity over the past two weeks. These upgrades include both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest … [read full article]

T-Mobile deployed more low-band LTE upgrades over the past two weeks

Two weeks after announcing its previous round of low-band LTE upgrades, T-Mobile has confirmed another batch of upgrades. T-Mobile added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites in the past two weeks, CTO Neville Ray confirmed today. These upgrades typically include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum (LTE bands 71 and 12), and Ray says that they’ll result in more and better coverage. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two … [read full article]

T-Mobile says 600MHz LTE deployed in 257 cities and towns in last two months

T-Mobile confirmed this week that its 600MHz LTE coverage is now available in more than 1,500 cities and towns, and now T-Mo has shed some light on where that 600MHz LTE coverage has gone live recently. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today gave us another update on T-Mo’s network, this time confirming that the carrier has deployed 600MHz (Band 71) LTE in 257 markets in the last couple of months. As with Neville’s other network … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint sign reciprocal long-term spectrum lease agreement

T-Mobile announced its Q3 2018 results this week, confirming a 4G LTE network that covers 324 million people and 600MHz LTE coverage that’s in more than 1,500 cities and towns. And in an SEC filing, T-Mo revealed another piece of network news. T-Mobile signed a reciprocal, long-term lease agreement with Sprint in September 2018 in which they both have the right to use a portion of spectrum owned by the other carrier. The agreement includes … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms another round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades for hundreds of cell sites

Two weeks after T-Mobile last announced a round of mid-band LTE upgrades, it’s confirmed that another batch of upgrades has been made. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that the magenta carrier has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the past two weeks. These upgrades typically include both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This … [read full article]