Tag Archives: 5G

FCC Chairman again voices support for T-Mobile-Sprint merger, calls lawsuit against it ‘misguided’

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has once again voiced his support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Speaking to the New York State Wireless Association recently, Pai talked about 5G and how the FCC is working to accelerate its deployment in the U.S. One of the pillars of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is how they plan to use their combined spectrum to deploy a nationwide 5G network, and Pai said during his remarks that “one of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on June 28th, 5G network going live in six cities

T-Mobile is launching the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G this week, and with it customers will be able to access T-Mo’s 5G network. The Galaxy S10 5G will launch at T-Mobile this Friday, June 28th. It’ll be available in select stores in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. Pricing will be set at $549.99 down and $31.25 per month for 24 months on EIP or $1,299.99 full retail for the 256GB model. … [read full article]

Hawaii PUC gives T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger the green light

Another state public utilities commission has approved T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Hawaii’s PUC recently announced that it has approved of the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger, subject to conditions. Those include offering every W-2 retail employee of T-Mobile and Sprint a job with the New T-Mobile. On the third anniversary of the merger’s closing, the New T-Mobile must file a report with the Hawaii PUC on the total of W-2 employees, and if the number has … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 5G network undergoes more speed tests before its official launch

After putting up near-500Mbps speeds in early tests last week, T-Mobile’s 5G network has once again been put to the speed test. T-Mobile hasn’t officially launched its 5G network yet, but PCMag was able to sneak onto it with an unlocked Verizon Galaxy S10 5G in New York City and run several speed tests on it. The tests were run between 42nd and 46th Streets on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan ranging from 111 … [read full article]

T-Mobile 5G network puts up 493Mbps in speed test

T-Mobile’s 5G network hasn’t officially launched yet, but that didn’t stop one person from finding a way onto the network and running some speed tests. Milan Milanović says that he was able to get an unlocked Verizon Galaxy S10 5G onto T-Mobile 5G coverage in New York City. Speed tests posted by Milanović, who works for Speedtest app maker Ookla, show download speeds nearing 500Mbps, including one test that reached 493Mbps. The tests ran on … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint commit to 5G buildout and divesting Boost Mobile, FCC Chairman recommends deal be approved

This week is beginning with some big news regarding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. T-Mobile today confirmed that it’s made a few commitments to the FCC with relation to its merger. Those include mobile 5G and home broadband deployments, the promise to divest Boost Mobile, a commitment to not raise prices. When it comes to 5G, T-Mo says it will cover 97 percent of the U.S. population with 5G on low-band spectrum and 75 … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint expected to make merger concessions, including sale of Boost Mobile

One week after a rumor claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint may make concessions with their merger agreement to help it get federal approval, a new report says that those concessions have been decided. T-Mobile and Sprint will make a commitment to sell Boost Mobile as part of an effort to help their merger gain approval, say Bloomberg sources. Virgin Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile would remain with the combined T-Mobile and Sprint. The two … [read full article]

DOJ antitrust chief reportedly ‘open’ to hearing T-Mobile and Sprint’s 5G merger argument

We haven’t heard much about the Federal Communication Commission and Department of Justice’s feelings on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, but according to a new report, the antitrust head of the DOJ is open to hearing one of the major arguments of the deal. Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, is “open” to hearing T-Mobile and Sprint’s 5G argument in favor of the merger. According to a report from Fox Business, … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO talks pricing post-Sprint merger, reiterates that 5G won’t cost extra

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has recently been publishing blogs to talk up T-Mo’s proposed merger with Sprint, and today another one has gone live. The focus of Legere’s latest post is pricing. He claims that T-Mobile will invest nearly $40 billion in its nationwide 5G network to get eight times the capacity by 2024 than standalone T-Mobile or Sprint have today. T-Mo will then be incentivized to lower its prices in order … [read full article]

John Legere talks up New T-Mobile’s in-home broadband plans, says LTE home internet pilot coming soon

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has published a couple of blogs in recent weeks talking up the T-Mobile-Sprint merger and the benefits that he believes it will bring, and today Legere shared another blog. The T-Mobile CEO’s latest merger-focused blog post focuses on in-home broadband. Legere says that a core promise of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is to bring competition and choice to the in-home broadband market, particularly when it comes to rural areas. Using its [read full article]