Tag Archives: 4G LTE

T-Mobile wins five of six awards in latest OpenSignal U.S. network report

As promised, OpenSignal’s latest report on U.S. mobile networks is in, and T-Mobile nearly won every award. OpenSignal today shared its State of Mobile Networks: USA report, which examined the networks of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon from October 1, 2017 through December 30, 2017. During this period, OpenSignal looked at 5.9 billion tests taken on 237,213 mobile devices across the U.S. These tests showed that T-Mobile finishing with the fastest average 4G LTE download … [read full article]

New report says T-Mobile had fastest average LTE speeds in the U.S. at the end of 2017

Today OpenSignal gave us an update on how AT&T and Verizon’s networks have been faring one year after launching unlimited data plans, and there’s some T-Mobile news sprinkled in there, too. OpenSignal reports that while AT&T and Verizon saw their LTE download speeds decrease in the months after launching unlimited plans, those speeds began to stabilize near the end of 2017. Verizon’s speeds even began to creep back up. However, AT&T and Verizon’s LTE download speeds … [read full article]

T-Mobile added nearly 2 million new customers in Q4 2017

T-Mobile’s Q4 2017 results won’t be announced until February, but today T-Mo decided to give us a taste of what its final three months of 2017 were like. T-Mobile added 1.85 million new customers in Q4 2017, making it the 19th straight quarter that T-Mo added more than 1 million customers. With those new subscribers, it also means that T-Mobile added more than 5 million customers in all of 2017, which is the fourth straight year … [read full article]

T-Mobile says 600MHz LTE now in 586 cities, confirms completion of Iowa Wireless deal

Along with its news about customer satisfaction in 2017, T-Mobile has some network news to share today. T-Mo says that its 600MHz coverage is now live in 586 cities. The full list can be found right here, complete with cities like Greenview, Calif.; Omaha, Neb.; Jacksonville, Penn.; and Y-O Ranch, Wyo. To help customers take advantage of that 600MHz coverage, T-Mobile says that it’ll launch more than 12 new 600MHz-capable smartphones in 2018. No specific … [read full article]

Neville Ray recaps T-Mobile’s 2017 network accomplishments in new video

In the final days of 2016, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray shared an end-of-year network update that touched on many of the things that T-Mo accomplished through the year. Ray did the same thing this week for 2017, but this time he gave his recap in video form. One of the topics Ray touched on in his 2017 end-of-year recap is 600MHz. He says that T-Mobile has hundreds of 600MHz cell sites built right now, with … [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]

T-Mobile’s fastest 4G LTE network claim met with skepticism by advertising group

T-Mobile likes to tout the speed of its 4G LTE network, often saying that it’s the fastest in the U.S. Recently, though, that claim was met with some skepticism. The National Advertising Division, which is overseen by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, has recommended that T-Mobile stop claiming that it has the fastest 4G LTE network. This is following a complaint from Verizon, which argued that the results T-Mo was basing its claim on … [read full article]

T-Mobile achieves speeds of 1.175Gbps in LTE lab tests

Late last year, T-Mobile showed off a lab test in which it achieved near-1Gbps speeds. Now T-Mo is one-upping itself. T-Mobile posted a brief video that shows it achieving LTE speeds of 1.175Gbps in lab tests. You can check it out for yourself below. To achieve these speeds, T-Mo used Nokia’s 4.9G network powered by a Nokia AirScale Base Station paired with a Snapdragon X20 LTE modem mobile test device. There were 12 independent streams … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches 600MHz LTE in Scarborough, Maine

After launching its first 600MHz LTE sites in Cheyenne earlier this month, T-Mobile today flipped the 600MHz in another city. T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage is now live in Scarborough, Maine. T-Mo today also reaffirmed its plans to launch 600MHz coverage in several other parts of the U.S. in 2017, including: Wyoming Northeast and Southwest Oregon West Texas Southwest Kansas The Oklahoma panhandle Western North Dakota Additional areas of Maine Coastal North Carolina Central Pennsylvania Central … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE network is now live

Just months after winning a bunch of 600MHz spectrum in an FCC auction, T-Mobile has begin to deploy its new coverage. T-Mobile announced today that its first 600MHz LTE sites are now live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. You can see a video of a phone call being completed over these 600MHz airwaves below. In addition to lighting up its first 600MHz cell sites, T-Mobile today revealed other parts of the U.S. where it plans to go … [read full article]