Tag Archives: 2.5GHz

T-Mobile gives update on 2.5GHz 5G coverage as it seeks another 600MHz lease

There’s been a lot of focus on 5G this week after Apple introduced the first iPhone models that support 5G networks, and now we’re getting a bit of an update on T-Mobile’s plans. Speaking to CNBC following the reveal of the new iPhones, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert confirmed that T-Mobile’s 5G network now covers a total of 260 million people. When T-Mo previously shared a figure for its 5G coverage last month, the network reached 250 … [read full article]

T-Mobile 2.5GHz 5G is now live in 121 new cities

T-Mobile began September with a big expansion of its 2.5GHz 5G coverage, and now it’s ending the month by expanding that mid-band 5G to even more cities. T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz 5G coverage is now available in 121 new cities and towns across the US. This latest expansion brings the total number of T-Mobile 2.5GHz 5G cities to 210, and T-Mo promises that there will be “thousands more” coming by the end of 2020. Some of the cities … [read full article]

T-Mobile teams up with Ericsson for new 2.5GHz 5G achievement

T-Mobile has been placing a focus on its 2.5GHz 5G rollout lately, with coverage recently expanding to 81 new cities and towns. And now T-Mo has announced a new achievement using 2.5GHz spectrum. T-Mobile teamed up with Ericsson to achieve a peak cell throughput of 5.6Gbps using a single 100MHz channel of 2.5GHz spectrum. The demonstration included a 16-layer multi-user multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) setup. In the test, T-Mobile connected eight OnePlus 8 5G phones to … [read full article]

T-Mobile 2.5GHz 5G expands to 81 new cities across the US

Before today, T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz 5G was available in eight cities. Now that number is more than 80. T-Mo today announced that it’s turned on its 2.5GHz 5G in parts of 81 cities and towns across the US. This includes places like San Fernando, CA; Bangor, MI; Newberg, OR; Newport News, VA; and Snohomish, WA. The full list of cities where T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz 5G can now be found is available at the bottom of this … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray talks 5G rollout, says there will be thousands of 2.5GHz sites in 2020

After giving us an update on its 5G network last week, T-Mobile today shared some info on its 5G rollout plans in the near future. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, revealed today at the Oppenheimer 23rd Annual Technology, Internet, & Communications Conference that T-Mo was performing 5G radio upgrades on 600 cell sites every week in June and 700 every week in July. Ray says that T-Mobile is working to do even more and … [read full article]

T-Mobile added 1.245 million customers in Q2 2020, surpassed AT&T in subscriber count

T-Mobile’s Q2 2020 earnings are in, and they show that T-Mo hit a major milestone during the quarter. T-Mobile says that it added a total of 1.245 million customers in Q2 2020, including 1.1 million postpaid subscribers and 133,000 prepaid customers. T-Mo touts that this is the 22nd straight quarter that it’s led the wireless industry in new customers added. At the end of Q2 2020, T-Mobile had a total of 98.3 million subscribers. That’s enough to … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms that it’s deactivated Sprint’s 2.5GHz 5G coverage

T-Mobile has been busy lighting up its 2.5GHz 5G, activating it in a few new major new cities this week. And now T-Mo has confirmed that it’s taken another step toward rolling out that mid-band 5G coverage. T-Mobile has deactivated Sprint’s 2.5 GHz 5G service so that it can refarm that spectrum for use on its own network. T-Mo confirmed the move to Fierce Wireless, adding that Sprint customers with a Galaxy S20 5G do have … [read full article]

T-Mobile activates 2.5GHz 5G in three more cities

T-Mobile has officially flipped the switch on 2.5GHz 5G in three more major US cities. T-Mo confirmed today that its 2.5GHz 5G is now live in parts of Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. There are now 5 cities with T-Mobile’s mid-band 5G, with T-Mo previously having deployed 2.5GHz 5G in Phildadelphia, PA and New York, NY. Unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn’t yet have maps showing exactly where in Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles its 2.5GHz … [read full article]

Neville Ray talks T-Mobile 5G and his network playbook

Neville Ray appeared on a Wells Fargo Virtual 5G Forum this week took the opportunity to talk a bit about T-Mobile’s network. First up, T-Mobile’s president of technology unsurprisingly touched a bit more on the major outage that T-Mo suffered this week. Ray reaffirmed that it was triggered by a fiber outage that then was compounted by a couple other issues, resulting in capacity issues in the core architecture that stopped phones from completing VoLTE calls. … [read full article]

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]