Tag Archives: 5G

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]

T-Mobile deploys traveling tech truck to demo benefits of 5G and other technologies

T-Mobile often makes a big deal about the benefits of 5G and what it’ll enable, like better Internet of Things products, in addition to the lower latency and faster speeds that mobile devices will see. And now it’s going on the road to help people learn more about 5G. The T-Mobile Tech Truck hit the road today, beginning a journey that’ll take it across the country to help people experience the benefits of 5G as … [read full article]

T-Mobile says Q2 2018 was its best second quarter ever, 1.58 million new customers added

T-Mobile’s Q2 2018 earnings are in, and it looks like T-Mo extended its streak of quarters with more than one million customer adds. T-Mobile says that the second quarter of 2018 was its best Q2 ever, adding 1.58 million customers. That makes Q2 2018 the 21st straight quarter that T-Mo had more than 1 million net adds. That 1.58 million adds includes 1.02 million postpaid customers and 91,000 prepaid customers. When it comes to churn, T-Mo … [read full article]

T-Mobile strikes $3.5 billion deal with Nokia to build a 5G network

Looks like that simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR and 4G LTE connection isn’t the only big news that T-Mobile and Nokia have to share. T-Mobile and Nokia have struck a $3.5 billion agreement to build out a nationwide 5G network. Nokia will supply T-Mo with its end-to-end 5G technology, software, and services, including AirScale radio platforms and cloud-native core, AirFrame hardware, CloudBand software, SON, and 5G Acceleration Services. This is Nokia’s largest 5G agreement globally. Here’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR and 4G LTE connection

T-Mobile has reached another milestone in its effort to deploy mobile 5G. T-Mobile has completed the first simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR (New Radio) and 4G LTE connection. T-Mo CTO Neville Ray confirmed the news, saying that T-Mobile partnered with Nokia to achieve the milestone. T-Mo has said that it’ll begin deploying 5G in 30 cities later this year, with the first 5G smartphones expected to arrive in early 2019. Just because T-Mobile is planning … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches nationwide Narrowband IoT network

One year after completing its first live network tests of Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology, T-Mobile has announced another major IoT milestone. T-Mo today launched its NB-IoT service nationwide. NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network LTE-Advanced tech that offers benefits like low power usage, long battery life, and low device cost. T-Mobile launched its NB-IoT in guard bands on its network so that it can best utilize its spectrum and so that … [read full article]

T-Mobile and CBS complete spectrum repack in NYC, 600MHz LTE rollout coming early 2019

There’s some good news to start the week for T-Mobile customers in New York City. T-Mobile and CBS Television Stations have completed the repack of WLNY-TV’s 600MHz spectrum, which is on portions of Long Island and the surrounding area that reaches into Brooklyn and Queens. It’s expected that T-Mobile will roll out 600MHz LTE in this cleared spectrum in early 2019, and T-Mo says that the equipment it’s using to deploy 600MHz is 5G-ready for … [read full article]