Tag Archives: 600MHz

Neville Ray talks T-Mobile 5G and his network playbook

Neville Ray appeared on a Wells Fargo Virtual 5G Forum this week took the opportunity to talk a bit about T-Mobile’s network. First up, T-Mobile’s president of technology unsurprisingly touched a bit more on the major outage that T-Mo suffered this week. Ray reaffirmed that it was triggered by a fiber outage that then was compounted by a couple other issues, resulting in capacity issues in the core architecture that stopped phones from completing VoLTE calls. … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Dish Network bicker over extension of 600MHz spectrum loan

With T-Mobile and Dish Network coming to an agreement that helped get the T-Mo-Sprint merger done and Dish lending T-Mobile its 600MHz spectrum during the coronavirus pandemic, some might think that the two companies are pretty friendly. But a new FCC filing suggests that they might not be quite as chummy as some thought. T-Mobile recently submitted a filing with the FCC to ask for an extension on the agreement that’s allowing T-Mo to use … [read full article]

T-Mobile expanding 5G network to new cities like San Francisco and Sacramento

T-Mobile’s 5G network is growing again. T-Mo today confirmed that its 5G service is now live in San Francisco and Sacramento, CA. What’s more, it’ll be launching soon in Orlando and Tampa, FL. These cities are gaining access to T-Mobile’s low-band 5G network, which uses 600MHz spectrum. T-Mo sells several devices that are compatible with its low-band 5G, including the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, OnePlus 8 5G, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy … [read full article]

T-Mobile extends agreements to borrow 600MHz spectrum through June 30

When people began sheltering in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, T-Mobile gained access to additional 600MHz spectrum to help its network handle the extra load. That extra spectrum was loaned to T-Mo from several other companies for 60 days. That period is coming to an end but the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, and so T-Mobile has extended those 600MHz agreements. T-Mo confirmed today that it has extended agreements with several spectrum holders to … [read full article]

T-Mobile reports Q1 2020 results, including more than 600,000 customers added

T-Mobile today reported its Q1 2020 earnings, which is notable because this is the last quarter before T-Mo and Sprint closed their merger. T-Mobile says that during the the first quarter of 2020, it added a total of 649,000 total branded customers, which was the best in the industry. That figure includes 452,000 postpaid phone customers. Total branded customer adds for the quarter is down from 1.08 million during Q1 2019. That difference was caused by … [read full article]

T-Mobile network begins combining with Sprint, 2.5GHz 5G goes live in Philadelphia

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray teased earlier this month that the carrier had begun deploying mid-band 5G spectrum the same day that the Sprint merger closed, and now that spectrum is officially live. T-Mo has confirmed that its mid-band 5G is now live in parts of Philadelphia, using 2.5GHz airwaves to give T-Mobile’s 5G improved depth and speed. T-Mobile’s Neville Ray says that he’s already seen peak speeds of 600Mbps in Philadelphia. Phones that can access this 2.5GHz-based … [read full article]

New report details T-Mobile network improvements with extra 600MHz spectrum

Last month, T-Mobile announced that it was getting free access to extra 600MHz spectrum from companies like Dish, Bluewater, and Comcast to help bolster its network during the coronavirus pandemic. T-Mo said that it effectively doubled its total 600MHz LTE capacity across the US, and now a new report has shed more light on what effect those extra airwaves have had on T-Mo’s network. A report from Opensignal notes that T-Mobile took less than three … [read full article]

T-Mobile 5G network expands to another 10 markets

It was only a few days ago that T-Mobile announed that its 5G network had expanded to 7 new markets, and now it’s been lit up in 10 more. T-Mobile has activated its 5G network in 10 new markets. They include places like Hood River, OR; Hatch, NM; Hampton, IA; and several more. Here’s the full list of newly-announced 5G locales: Cordes Lakes, AZ Ault, CO Bloomfield, IN Versailles, IN Hampton, IA Hatch, NM Four … [read full article]

T-Mobile closing mall stores, expanding roaming for Sprint customers in response to coronavirus

As the situation with the coronavirus continues, T-Mobile this weekend announced some additional steps it’s taking to keep customers and employees safe and keep everyone connected. First up, T-Mobile says that starting on March 15th, it will temporarily close indoor mall stores until further notice. This includes all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile shops, including dealer stores, that are physically located inside a shopping mall. While the stores are closed, T-Mobile is maintaining compensation for its … [read full article]

T-Mobile 5G launches in seven more markets

T-Mobile has confirmed that its 5G coverage is now live in several more markets. T-Mo says that it recently flipped the switch on its 5G network in seven new markets. Those include Folly Beach, SC; Reynoldsville, PA; and Tallulah, LA. Here’s the full list of new 5G markets announced by T-Mobile recently: Folly Beach, SC Lonaconing, MD Old Fort, NC Reynoldsville, PA Mercersburg, PA Perryopolis, PA Tallulah, LA This coverage uses T-Mobile’s low-band 600MHz 5G, … [read full article]