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T-Mobile and Ericsson record speeds of 1.1Gbps in LAA lab demo

Following an announcement earlier this year that T-Mobile had started testing LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on its network, T-Mo has now come out with some details on its latest LAA lab demo. T-Mobile recently teamed up with Ericsson to perform LAA tests in T-Mo’s lab in Bellevue, Wash. Using 12-layer LAA technology, T-Mobile and Ericsson recorded speeds of 1.1Gbps, making them the first to achieve speeds above 1Gbps on unlicensed spectrum. In addition to … [read full article]

Many T-Mobile customers having issues with text messaging today

UPDATE: T-Mobile tells me that the issue is now resolved. How’s everything looking on your end?   ORIGINAL: Having issues sending text messages this morning? If so, you’re not alone. Many T-Mobile customers say they’re having problems sending text messages today, with reports coming in on Twitter and Reddit from across the country. There are some customers who say that their messages are working fine, but there are folks in Wisconsin, California, Washington, Georgia, New … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares list of LTE Advanced markets

Last month, T-Mobile announced that its LTE Advanced coverage was available in more than 920 markets. The problem was that T-Mo wasn’t exactly clear on which markets those were, but that’s now changed. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has shared a list of all of T-Mo’s LTE Advanced Markets. The list breaks things down by state, so it’s easy to look for your city. What’s more, this T-Mobile LTE Advanced Markets list makes it clear whether … [read full article]

T-Mobile planning to deploy 28,000 small cells soon

T-Mobile is always working to build out and improve its service, and today one T-Mo exec detailed another way in which the carrier will densify its network. Karri Kuoppamaki said that T-Mobile plans to deploy 28,000 small cells “in the short term.” Kuoppamaki, T-Mo’s VP of Technology Development and Strategy, didn’t say anything else about the rollout, but he did go into a bit more detail about T-Mobile’s approach to deploying small cells: “You can do … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out 4G LTE CellSpot V2, 4G LTE Signal Booster Duo devices

Recently, T-Mobile quietly released a couple of devices meant to improve the signal that you get at home. The 4G LTE CellSpot V2 is an updated version of the device that T-Mobile launched two years ago. This new model offers a smaller form factor, better ventilation and vertical stability, and the ability to support LTE on both Band 2 and Band 4. T-Mobile’s 4G LTE CellSpot V2 gives you a dedicated LTE connection in your … [read full article]

T-Mobile expands LTE Advanced coverage, says Gigabit Class LTE available to some devices

T-Mobile today gave us an update on its LTE Advanced rollout. T-Mo says that its LTE Advanced coverage, which can up to double download speeds, is now available in more than 920 markets. The combination of 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM, and carrier aggregation is available in 430 of those markets. Not all devices support all three of those technologies, but those that do can experience another doubling of download speeds in markets where the tech is … [read full article]

T-Mobile teaming up with Project Loon to help get people connected in Puerto Rico

T-Mobile has been working to help hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico by sending engineers and equipment to the island and through its #HR4HR effort. Today T-Mo revealed another way that it’s working to help people in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has revealed that T-Mo is working with Project Loon to help get people connected. Project Loon is part of X, a group within Alphabet that works on “Moonshot” programs. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q3 2017 marks 18 straight quarters of adding more than 1 million customers

T-Mobile today dropped its Q3 2017 earnings report, revealing that it’s extended its streak of consecutive quarters with more than 1 million customers added. T-Mobile says that it added 1.33 million customers in Q3 2017, making that its 18th straight quarter of adding more than 1 million customers to its network. Of that 1.33 million, there were 817,000 new postpaid subscribers, 226,000 prepaid adds, and 286,000 wholesale adds. At the end of Q3 2017, T-Mobile served … [read full article]

New Qualcomm components will help more phones offer T-Mobile 600MHz support

T-Mobile has told us to expect two 600MHz-compatbile smartphones in 2017, but a new chip from Qualcomm ought to help boost that number in 2018. Qualcomm today announced new RF Front-End chips which are amplifiers and tuners to help connect a physical antenna to the phone’s modem. As PCMag explains, the RF Front-End also lets phones with 700MHz antennas connect to 600MHz signals. “It’ll be in the spring crop of smartphones. At least some of … [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]