Tag Archives: 5G

Florida is the latest state to come out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

Another state attorney general has gotten on board with T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has announced her support of the T-Mobile-Sprint deal. State AG Moody joins 10 other states in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, including Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Florida. As part of the deal, T-Mobile and Sprint have made several commitments specific to Florida if their merger is allowed to be completed. They include … [read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly slows deployment of new cell sites, payments to contractors

We heard last month that T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger was reportedly causing T-Mo to pause its purchase orders on new builds and 5G upgrades, and now more info on how the delay in the merger’s completion is affecting tower companies that are working with T-Mobile. Tower companies such as American Tower, SBA Communications, Crown Castle, and others say that T-Mobile’s deployment of new cell sites has slowed quite a bit lately. According to research firm Wells … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches ‘verHIDEzon’ campaign to poke fun at Verizon’s 5G rollout

T-Mobile has decided to poke some fun at Verizon and its 5G rollout. T-Mo launched “verHIDEzon” this week, complete with a website, Twitter profile, and real-life advertising campaign aimed at Verizon and its decisions to charge extra for 5G access and not publish 5G coverage maps. “Verizon’s been talking a big game about 5G, charging more for it and not even giving customers a map to find it,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. The Twitter account … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for license to run more experiments in the 2.5GHz band

A recent FCC application shows that T-Mobile is interested in experimenting with the 2.5GHz band. T-Mobile filed an application with the FCC this week asking for an experimental license to test equipment in the 2500-2670MHz band. “The experimental authorization will allow T-Mobile to understand the propagation characteristics and gain a better understanding of the new, innovative services that this band can offer,” T-Mo explains. T-Mobile has actually been experimenting in the 2.5GHz band for a few … [read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly pausing contracts for 5G network buildout as it waits for Sprint merger to close

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is facing a lawsuit from 16 state attorneys general who want to block the deal, and so it’s unclear when or if the merger might close. Now a report says that that lawsuit is affecting T-Mobile in another way. T-Mobile is reportedly pausing its purchase orders for new builds and 5G upgrades until 2020. A T-Mo construction manager has told Wireless Estimator that the decision is a result of the aforementioned … [read full article]

T-Mobile opens new device lab to test 5G and smartphone durability

T-Mobile has opened up a new device lab to help it prepare for its broad 5G rollout. The new T-Mobile device lab is a 20,000 square foot facility in T-Mo’s Launch Pad innovation center in Bellevue, WA, which is also where the carrier is headquartered. This device lab will help T-Mobile test all kinds of wireless tech, including the mmWave, mid-band, and low-band 5G spectrum that T-Mobile plans to roll out if it completes its … [read full article]

T-Mobile and MediaTek partner on first multi-vendor standalone 5G data call

T-Mobile has achieved a few 5G milestones lately with partners like Ericsson and Nokia. Today another achievement was announced, but this one includes a new partner. MediaTek touts that it and T-Mobile have completed the world’s first “5G New Radio (NR) standalone data call in a multi-vendor environment that mirrors actual 5G deployment in T-Mobile’s network.” The companies used a MediaTek 5G M70 Modem. MediaTek also notes that the collab between it and T-Mobile was supported … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes standalone 5G test ahead of launch in 2020

T-Mobile today announced that it’s achieved another 5G milestone. T-Mo has achieved the first standalone end-to-end 5G data session in North America. What’s more, it was the first in the world on a mult-vendor 5G next generation ratio and core network. The data session was completed in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, WA with help from Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco, and MediaTek. Existing 5G networks are non-standalone, meaning that the devices connect to 5G and LTE at … [read full article]

T-Mobile added 1.75 million customers in Q2 2019, 25th straight quarter with 1M+ adds

T-Mobile today revealed its full Q2 2019 earnings, and the company reports that it had another strong quarter that includes some broken records. T-Mobile added 1.75 million customers in the second quarter of 2019, up from 1.58 million in the year-ago quarter. That number includes 1.1 million postpaid adds and 710,000 prepaid additions. This marks the 25th straight quarter in which T-Mobile added more than 1 million total customers to its base. At the end of … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches 4G LTE coverage in the Gulf of Mexico

T-Mobile regularly upgrades its 4G LTE network to improve coverage. Now T-Mo’s LTE is expanding to another new area. T-Mobile 4G LTE is now live in the Gulf of Mexico. T-Mo teamed up with RigNet on the effort, using its 600MHz and RigNet’s 700MHz spectrum to provide LTE coverage for smartphones as well as Internet of Things (IoT) tech and other equipment. This rollout means that T-Mobile covers more than 60,000 square miles of the … [read full article]