Tag Archives: 5G

T-Mobile pokes fun at AT&T and its new 5G E icon

AT&T has been the target of a lot of criticism in recent weeks after confirming that it would roll out a “5G E” icon to Android phones that support its 5G Evolution network, which actually uses 4G LTE technologies like 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM, and 3-way carrier aggregation to boost download speeds. Now that 5G E icon has begun rolling out, and T-Mobile decided to poke fun at it. In a brief video [read full article]

T-Mobile completes world’s first 5G data call on 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile is starting off 2019 with another 5G milestone. T-Mobile today announced that it’s completed the world’s first 5G data call and video call on 600MHz spectrum. T-Mo teamed up with Intel and Ericsson to conduct the call, which was completed on a live commercial network. Using 600MHz, the three teams generated a 5G signal that can cover more than a thousand square miles from a single tower. T-Mo also completed a tri-band 5G video … [read full article]

John Legere’s predictions for 2019 include 5G and T-Mobile going ‘beyond mobile’

For the past several years, John Legere has taken time at the end of the year to lay out his predictions for the coming new year. Today he’s done it again, predicting some of the things he thinks we’ll see in 2019. As you might expect from Legere, several of his predictions take shots at T-Mobile’s competition. He suggests that Verizon won’t show a 5G coverage map by the end of 2019 and that AT&T … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms it’s working on a 5G Samsung phone

T-Mobile today spilled a little more info about its 5G plans. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has confirmed that it’ll carry the same 5G Samsung smartphone that AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon recently said that they would offer in the first half of 2019. “T-Mobile is working on that phone too — and other 5G devices with other OEMs and chipset manufacturers,” Ray said. He went on to tease that T-Mo will have multiple … [read full article]

OnePlus 6T sales grow 249 percent compared to the OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6T is the first OnePlus phone to launch on a U.S. carrier, and thanks to that partnership with T-Mobile, the OP6T has enjoyed considerably stronger sales than its predecessor. U.S. sales of the OnePlus 6T in the first 30 days were up 249 percent compared to the OnePlus 6. That’s according to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, who shared the news in an interview with PCMag. However, OnePlus hasn’t disclosed precise U.S. … [read full article]

Qualcomm hints that T-Mobile’s 600MHz 5G devices won’t come until second half of 2019

There’s been an awful lot of 5G news this week as Qualcomm introduced its new Snadpragon 855 processor with X50 5G modem, but we haven’t heard much about T-Mobile 5G. That’s changing today. Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon has said that the Snapdragon 855 processor with X50 modem will support “all of the first half of 2019 launches.” As PCMag notes, the X50 modem doesn’t support sub-6GHz FDD, which includes the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile plans … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first 5G data transmission on 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile this week achieved another milestone on its journey to deploying a mobile 5G network. T-Mobile and Nokia have completed what they say is the world’s first 5G data transmission on 600MHz spectrum. The downlink transmission tests were completed using global 5G standards on T-Mobile’s live commercial network in Spokane, WA. T-Mo has said that it plans to use millimeter wave (mmWave) and 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. The higher-band mmWave spectrum will be … [read full article]

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]