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New report details how Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum is improving T-Mobile 5G

We already know that the 2.5GHz spectrum that T-Mobile gained as part of its merger with Sprint is having a positive effect on T-Mo’s 5G network, because we saw last week that some speed tests in New York City were breaking the 1Gbps barrier. But today a new report has come out that sheds a bit more light on the impact Sprint’s 2.5GHz airwaves are having. In Philadelphia, Ookla Speedtest’s Milan Milanovic found that 5G download … [read full article]

T-Mobile expanding 5G network to new cities like San Francisco and Sacramento

T-Mobile’s 5G network is growing again. T-Mo today confirmed that its 5G service is now live in San Francisco and Sacramento, CA. What’s more, it’ll be launching soon in Orlando and Tampa, FL. These cities are gaining access to T-Mobile’s low-band 5G network, which uses 600MHz spectrum. T-Mo sells several devices that are compatible with its low-band 5G, including the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, OnePlus 8 5G, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy … [read full article]

T-Mobile finishes first in 5G availability among global 5G carriers, says report

T-Mobile has made a big deal of its low-band 600MHz 5G network and how large it is, with T-Mo calling it a “nationwide 5G network” when it went live late last year. Now a new report has confirmed that T-Mobile customers spend more time on 5G than those on other major operators. Opensignal published a report today that examines the 5G experience across 10 major carriers around the world. When examining how often 5G smartphone owners … [read full article]

T-Mobile 5G surpasses 1Gbps speeds in New York City

T-Mobile recently flipped the switch on its 2.5GHz 5G in New York City, and it looks like the new spectrum is always paying off in a big way for T-Mo. Speed tests have shown that T-Mobile’s 5G network in NYC is breaking the 1 gigabit barrier using 2.5GHz. T-Mobile’s Salim Kouidri posted a speed test screenshot that shows a download speed of 1,027Mbps that was achieved in Manhattan. A big milestone was achieved today @TMobile[read full article]

T-Mobile extends agreements to borrow 600MHz spectrum through June 30

When people began sheltering in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, T-Mobile gained access to additional 600MHz spectrum to help its network handle the extra load. That extra spectrum was loaned to T-Mo from several other companies for 60 days. That period is coming to an end but the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, and so T-Mobile has extended those 600MHz agreements. T-Mo confirmed today that it has extended agreements with several spectrum holders to … [read full article]

T-Mobile will deploy 2.5GHz 5G on thousands of cell sites in 2020

One week after T-Mobile flipped the switch on its 2.5GHz-based 5G in New York City, T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray has talked a bit on how quicly T-Mo will be deploying 2.5GHz 5G to other parts of the country. Speaking during the MoffettNathanson 7th Annual Media & Communications Summit, Ray said that the 2.5GHz 5G will be rolled out at a “furious pace”. He added that he thinks the speed of the deployment will surprise … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes 5G ‘layer cake’ in New York City with activation of 2.5GHz spectrum

After going live in Philadelphia last month, T-Mobile has now flipped the switch on its 2.5GHz 5G coverage in New York City. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, confirmed today that T-Mo has activated its 2.5GHz 5G in New York City. T-Mobile already had mmWave and 600MHz 5G live in NYC, and now that it’s merged with Sprint, it’s activated 5G on the 2.5GHz spectrum there, too. This means that T-Mobile customers in New York City … [read full article]

T-Mobile achieves standalone 5G world firsts ahead of launch later this year

T-Mobile has been placing a lot of focus on 5G over the past year, launching its mmWave coverage and then its nationwide 600MHz 5G network and now using Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum to augment its network. Now T-Mo is taking another step with 5G by achieving several 5G firsts. T-Mobile has partnered with companies like Cisco, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, OnePlus, and Qualcomm to accomplish several standalone (SA) 5G world firsts. These include the first SA … [read full article]

T-Mobile network begins combining with Sprint, 2.5GHz 5G goes live in Philadelphia

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray teased earlier this month that the carrier had begun deploying mid-band 5G spectrum the same day that the Sprint merger closed, and now that spectrum is officially live. T-Mo has confirmed that its mid-band 5G is now live in parts of Philadelphia, using 2.5GHz airwaves to give T-Mobile’s 5G improved depth and speed. T-Mobile’s Neville Ray says that he’s already seen peak speeds of 600Mbps in Philadelphia. Phones that can access this 2.5GHz-based … [read full article]

T-Mobile continues to maintain network and expand capacity despite coronavirus

T-Mobile and Sprint closed their merger a couple of weeks ago, but with the coronavirus pandemic, some folks might be worried that T-Mo’s network improvements may be delayed. T-Mobile says that that’s not the case. T-Mobile today said that its network build continues to be “on track” despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak thanks to its “heroic teams that are working so hard to keep pushing forward.” In its statement to FierceWireless, T-Mo added that it’s working … [read full article]