Tag Archives: 5G

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]

T-Mobile completes low-band 5G data call in the wild

After competing the first low-band 5G data session on a commercial 5G modem in a lab earlier this month, T-Mobile has now taken its testing outside. T-Mobile has completed the first low-band 5G data call on a commercial modem in the field. This test used 600MHz spectrum, which we know T-Mo is planning to use to build out its 5G network, as well as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem and Ericsson radios. T-Mobile CTO Neville … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first low-band 5G data session using Snapdragon X55 modem

T-Mobile, Qualcomm, and Ericsson have teamed up to reach another 5G milestone. The three companies announced today that they’ve achieved the world’s first low-band 5G data session on a commerical 5G modem. The data session was completed on 600MHz spectrum at T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, WA using a mobile test device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem. The test also included an RF transceiver, FR Front-End solution, and commercial 5G radios from Ericsson. ‚ÄúThis … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 5G network launches today and the first speed tests have come out

Today’s the day that T-Mobile’s 5G network goes live, and so some folks have put it to the test using the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (which also launches at T-Mo today) to see what the T-Mobile’s early 5G network is capable of. In speed tests taken in New York City today, the T-Mobile 5G network put up peak download speeds of nearly 600Mbps. CNET reports that its tests topped out at 583Mbps while … [read full article]