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T-Mobile and Sprint continue to advocate for their merger as they officially file FCC documents

As expected, T-Mobile and Sprint today continued work on their merger deal by filing a Public Interest Statement with the FCC. The two companies also made announcements to talk up their merger and share some more details on their plans. 5G is a major focus of T-Mobile and Sprint, with the two carriers saying that together they’ll be able to deploy a much better 5G network than either could if they remain separate. T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces more mid-band LTE capacity upgrades

Two weeks after T-Mobile last announced a round of mid-band LTE upgrades, another batch has been confirmed. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has confirmed that T-Mo has rolled out mid-band LTE capacity upgrades to “hundreds” of cell sites 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 earns title as fastest mobile network in 12 cities

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Earlier today, PC Magazine unveiled the results of its Fastest Mobile Networks survey with Verizon landing on the top spot as the 4G leader once again. But if there’s something worth noting about the results of this survey is that T-Mobile earned the spot of being the top provider in 12 major cities and 3 rural areas. PC Magazine’s survey examined the speed performance of the top four wireless carriers across over 30 cities in … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Nokia complete first bi-directional over the air 5G data session

T-Mobile is continuing its effort to roll out a 5G network by reaching a new milestone in partnership with Nokia. T-Mobile says that it’s completed the nation’s first bi-directional over the air 5G data dession on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system. The test was conducted in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, WA. When it comes to the equipment used, T-Mo utilized the Nokia AirScale baseband and radio, AirFrame server, and AirScale Cloud RAN with … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 600MHz Extended Range LTE now available in more than 900 cities

T-Mobile today gave us an update on its 600MHz Extended Range LTE rollout now that we’re halfway through 2018. T-Mo’s 600MHz LTE coverage is now live in more than 900 cities across the U.S. That’s up from the 586 cities that it was available in at the start of the year. It’s also an impressive figure when you consider that it T-Mo deployed its first 600MHz coverage less than one year ago. You can … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds more mid-band LTE capacity to hundreds of cell sites

T-Mobile has been on a roll lately, rolling out mid-band and low-band LTE expansions every couple of weeks, and today we got another update on T-Mo’s efforts. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mobile has upgraded more cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity within 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! … [read full article]

NAD recommends T-Mobile stop “Best Unlimited Network” ad claim

T-Mobile has had a few encounters with the National Advertising Division (NAD) in the past, and today the group is going after T-Mo once again. The NAD today recommended that T-Mobile stop using its “Best Unlimited Network” advertising. This ad tagline came under NAD review due to a complaint from AT&T. In its recommendation, the NAD explains that carriers should be free to promote the advantages that it offers to consumers. When a … [read full article]

New report helps show where T-Mobile has 600MHz LTE coverage

T-Mobile confirmed earlier this month that its 600MHz (Band 71) LTE coverage is available in 823 cities across 31 states, and a new report wants to help consumers pin down exactly where that coverage is popping up. PCMag recently teamed with Speedtest app maker Ookla to determine where T-Mobile customers are seeing 600MHz coverage. The two looked at Ookla’s crowdsourced test data from March 1st onward and dropped a pin on a map wherever users … [read full article]

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

Days after rolling out mid-band LTE capacity upgrades, T-Mobile has deployed some low-band upgrades, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray recently confirmed that T-Mo has rolled out low-band LTE to more cell sites to improve coverage. These upgrades low-band LTE upgrades typically include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to 100s of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! @TMobile @MetroPCS [read full article]

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

Two weeks after T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray last announced a round of mid-band LTE upgrades, it’s been confirmed that another batch of upgrades has been made. Ray just revealed that T-Mobile has upgraded more of its cell sites with mid-band LTE capacity in the past two weeks. As with previous mid-band LTE upgrades, this latest round of upgrades includes both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just … [read full article]