Tag Archives: 600MHz

T-Mobile turns on 600MHz and mmWave 5G at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

T-Mobile today announced that its 5G is now available in a new location, but it’s not a city or town that’s getting access to T-Mo 5G for the first time. T-Mobile has turned on 5G at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both 600MHz and mmWave 5G are live there, offering a mix of coverage and high speeds. T-Mo also touts that T-Mobile Arena is the first 5G-enabled venue owned by AEG in the world. … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray talks 5G rollout, says there will be thousands of 2.5GHz sites in 2020

After giving us an update on its 5G network last week, T-Mobile today shared some info on its 5G rollout plans in the near future. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, revealed today at the Oppenheimer 23rd Annual Technology, Internet, & Communications Conference that T-Mo was performing 5G radio upgrades on 600 cell sites every week in June and 700 every week in July. Ray says that T-Mobile is working to do even more and … [read full article]

T-Mobile added 1.245 million customers in Q2 2020, surpassed AT&T in subscriber count

T-Mobile’s Q2 2020 earnings are in, and they show that T-Mo hit a major milestone during the quarter. T-Mobile says that it added a total of 1.245 million customers in Q2 2020, including 1.1 million postpaid subscribers and 133,000 prepaid customers. T-Mo touts that this is the 22nd straight quarter that it’s led the wireless industry in new customers added. At the end of Q2 2020, T-Mobile had a total of 98.3 million subscribers. That’s enough to … [read full article]

T-Mobile standalone 5G launch expands 5G coverage by 30 percent

After teasing its upcoming standalone 5G rollout a few months ago, T-Mobile today officially flipped the switch. T-Mobile’s standalone 5G network is now live, and the carrier touts that it’s the “world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network.” By activating standalone 5G, T-Mobile has increased its overall 5G coverage by 30 percent, with the 5G network now reaching nearly 250 million people in more than 7,500 cities and towns across 1.3 million square miles. In addition … [read full article]

T-Mobile expands 600MHz 5G to new cities, teases standalone 5G launching soon

Today T-Mobile gave us an update on its 5G network and shared a couple of tidbits of new info in the process. Neville Ray, T-Mo’s president of technology, today reaffirmed that the 39-month 600MHz spectrum transition was completed this month, a process that included relocating TV broadcasters so that T-Mobile can use the 600MHz airwaves for its network. What’s more, T-Mobile is lighting up its 600MHz 5G in a few new parts of the … [read full article]

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]