Tag Archives: 5G

T-Mobile TV service expected to launch on mobile devices next year

When T-Mobile announced its acquisition of Layer3 TV late last year, it hinted at offering a television service that’d work on TVs, tablets, and smartphones. T-Mo later said it expected to launch its pay TV service in 2018, but it sounds like you’ll have to wait a bit longer to watch T-Mobile’s television offering on the go. During yesterday’s Q3 2018 earnings call, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert suggested that we’ll be waiting until 2019 … [read full article]

T-Mobile added 1.6 million customers in Q3 2018, says 600MHz LTE now in 1,500 cities and towns

T-Mobile today reported its earnings for Q3 2018, touting it as another record-breaking quarter. During the third quarter of 2018, T-Mobile added 1.63 million customers, up from 1.33 million customers in Q3 2017. This marks the 22nd straight quarter that T-Mobile has added more than 1 million customers. Of that 1.63 million, there were 1.08 million postpaid adds, which is up from the 817,000 postpaid customers T-Mo added one year ago. Prepaid adds finished at … [read full article]

John Legere and Marcelo Claure talk 5G, jobs, and more at T-Mobile-Sprint town hall meeting

Earlier this month, T-Mobile executives like John Legere and Mike Sievert conducted a town hall meeting with former Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and Sprint employees in Kansas City. Now the transcript for the event has made its way online. Claure talked up the 5G network potential that a combined T-Mobile and Sprint would have thanks to Sprint’s 200 megahertz of 2.5GHz spectrum as well as T-Mo’s 30 megahertz of 600MHz spectrum as well as … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC to talk 5G network model and Sprint merger

T-Mobile is working to persuade the FCC that its proposed merger with Sprint should be approved, and recently the carrier put together a presentation about what its 5G network would be like if T-Mo and Sprint do come together. T-Mobile’s presentation is pretty heavily redacted, but there are some interesting tidbits still available. For example, T-Mobile estimates that by 2024, the New T-Mobile’s 5G network would handle 21 exabytes of traffic every month. T-Mo also … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to perform 5G tests in Las Vegas and Spokane

T-Mobile has named Las Vegas as one of the first cities that’ll get its 5G coverage, and recently the company asked for permission to begin 5G testing there. An FCC filing shows that T-Mobile has requested permission to conduct 5G NR tests in Las Vegas, NV and Spokane, WA. Tests will take place at two sites in Las Vegas and two sites in Spokane, and the period of testing will run from November 1, 2018 … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile prepaid service will offer 5G in 2019

On the same day that its new branding and rate plans go live, Metro by T-Mobile is committing to 5G service. Metro by T-Mobile will offer 5G service in 2019, which is when T-Mobile plans to begin launching 5G service and 5G smartphones. “When we talk about 5G for All, it’s not just nationwide 5G service but it’s all shades of T-Mobile, Magenta and Purple,” said T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. “5G is going to be … [read full article]

T-Mobile talks up 5G in-home broadband plans with the FCC

Earlier this month, we saw T-Mobile talking up its home internet plans, with the company saying that it plans to offer a wireless-only TV and home internet bundle if its merger with Sprint is approved. Now T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert has talked a bit more about T-Mo’s plans. In a recent filing with the FCC, Sievert said that the New T-Mobile would have “a large market” for its in-home broadband service. The company is … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s expanded Crown Castle agreement will bring more small cells to improve 4G LTE, prep for 5G

T-Mobile this week announced a deal to improve its existing 4G LTE network and help it to prepare for 5G. T-Mobile and Crown Castle have agreed to expand their long-term relationship. As part of the deal, Crown Castle will deploy more small cells within its footprint and roll out small cells in new markets. This will help T-Mo to increase its 4G LTE network capacity and get ready for its 5G deployoment. Here’s T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Ericsson reach $3.5 billion deal for 5G hardware and software

After striking a $3.5 billion deal with Nokia earlier this year to help build a 5G network, T-Mobile has now announced a similar deal with Ericsson. T-Mobile and Ericsson have reached a $3.5 billion agreement that’ll see Ericsson supply T-Mo with 5G New Radio (NR) equipment and software compliant with 3GPP standards. Also included in the multi-year deal are Ericsson’s digital services solutions, which include dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, … [read full article]

T-Mobile says Sprint merger and 5G will enable it to lower prices

One of the popular arguments against the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is that if approved, the deal could lead to less competition and higher prices. T-Mo doesn’t see it that way. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert claims that if his company is allowed to combine with Sprint and gets access to Sprint’s spectrum for use with 5G, the result will be cheaper wireless service. “With that kind of capacity, we’ll be able to afford to … [read full article]