Tag Archives: 600MHz

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 upgraded more cell sites with low-band LTE over the past two weeks

T-Mobile today announced another low-band LTE expansion, two weeks after its previous round of upgrades. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites over the past two weeks. These low-band LTE upgrades include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! @TMobile @MetroByTMobile #AcrossTheGrid[read full article]

Alcatel 1X Evolve coming to Metro by T-Mobile on December 10 with 600MHz LTE support

Alcatel and Metro by T-Mobile are teaming up to launch a new Android phone. The Alcatel 1X Evolve is launching at Metro by T-Mobile on December 10. It features a 5.34-inch 960×480 display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739WM processor. There’s a 5MP camera above the screen for all your selfie needs and an 8MP camera with LED flash around back. Also packed into the Alcatel 1X Evolve is 16GB of … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out low-band LTE upgrades to dozens of cell sites

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, the holidays are getting into full swing and T-Mobile is giving the gift of more low-band LTE coverage. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray announced today that T-Mo has added low-band LTE coverage to dozens of cell sites in the past two weeks. These upgrades include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! … [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 deployed more low-band LTE upgrades over the past two weeks

Two weeks after announcing its previous round of low-band LTE upgrades, T-Mobile has confirmed another batch of upgrades. T-Mobile added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites in the past two weeks, CTO Neville Ray confirmed today. These upgrades typically include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum (LTE bands 71 and 12), and Ray says that they’ll result in more and better coverage. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy Tab S4 launching at T-Mobile this Friday with deals in tow

T-Mobile has a couple new Samsung devices launching this week. The Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy Tab S4 are launching at T-Mobile this Friday, November 9. Pricing for the Galaxy A6 will be set at $16 down and $16 per month for 24 months, or $400 full retail. The Galaxy Tab S4 will cost $28 down and $28 per month for 24 months, or $700 full retail. T-Mo will also offer discounts on both … [read full article]

T-Mobile says 600MHz LTE deployed in 257 cities and towns in last two months

T-Mobile confirmed this week that its 600MHz LTE coverage is now available in more than 1,500 cities and towns, and now T-Mo has shed some light on where that 600MHz LTE coverage has gone live recently. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today gave us another update on T-Mo’s network, this time confirming that the carrier has deployed 600MHz (Band 71) LTE in 257 markets in the last couple of months. As with Neville’s other network … [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]

T-Mobile wants to run 600MHz experiment, asks FCC to make exception to its rules

T-Mobile has placed a heavy focus on 600MHz lately, buying up a ton of spectrum in an FCC auction last year and then putting it to use to deploy LTE. Now T-Mo wants to run an experiment using 600MHz airwaves. T-Mobile has asked the FCC to authorize it to test using its 600MHz coverage closer to TV stations than the FCC currently allows. The FCC’s rules require a 5 megahertz adjacent channel separation … [read full article]