Tag Archives: 600MHz

T-Mobile says 5G will be 25-50 percent faster than LTE to start

Lots of people are excited for 5G and the faster speeds that it’ll bring, but today T-Mobile cautioned that speeds may not be as ultra-fast as some people expect at the start. T-Mobile estimates that its 5G network will start at around 25-50 percent faster than its 4G LTE network. “Initially, we didn’t see gigabit speeds on LTE; we saw very low speeds. But today we see much higher than that,” said Karri Kuoppamaki, VP … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds low-band LTE coverage to hundreds of cell sites

It’s been nearly one month since T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray last confirmed a low-band LTE expansion, but today that drought comes to an end. Ray just confirmed that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks, giving these areas better coverage. You can find Ray’s tweet below, and at the bottom of this post is the list of all cities included in this expansion. Our network team added … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out low-band LTE to hundreds more cell sites

In what is becoming a regular occurrence, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites across the U.S. in the past two weeks. His tweet announcing the news can be found below. Our network team added lowband LTE to 100s of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! @TMobile @MetroPCS #AcrossTheGrid pic.twitter.com/bO8RSNSDxg — Neville (@NevilleRay) March … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with KXAS-TV to speed up 600MHz repack in North Texas

T-Mobile has announced that it’s teaming up with NBC’s KXAS-TV to speed up a 600MHz repack, much like it did with Fox’s WWOR in New York City last year. T-Mo is working with NBC 5/KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas to more quickly repack the stations 600MHz spectrum in North Texas and surrounding areas. With this partnership, KXAS-TV will move to its new frequency in late May 2018, well ahead of the FCC’s June 21, 2019 … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO says more low-band LTE upgrades have been rolled out

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray made a couple of announcements recently that detail where T-Mo has been making network improvements, and today Ray dropped another bit of good news. Ray says that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in two weeks. Attached to his tweet is a GIF that names cities where these network improvements have taken place. You can check out the full list cities that got low-band coverage improvements at … [read full article]

T-Mobile to build out 5G in 30 cities this year

T-Mobile has been talking up its 5G rollout plans for quite awhile now, but we’re finally close to seeing the carrier deploy its first 5G coverage. T-Mobile will build out 5G in 30 cities across the US in 2018. Among the cities that’ll be first to get T-Mo 5G are New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas. Of course, for that 5G coverage to mean anything to you, you’ll need a device that can … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites across the US

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray decided to drop a little network news on us before the weekend gets underway. Ray tweeted today that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in two weeks’ time. When asked for more info, T-Mobile told me that this expansion includes a mixture of 600MHz and 700MHz coverage. Our network team added lowband LTE to 100s of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. … [read full article]

T-Mobile spills Q4 and FY 2017 results, including 5.7 million total customers added for the year

After giving us a preview of its Q4 2017 results last month, T-Mobile this morning spilled all of the details of its most recent quarter. As a reminder, T-Mobile added 1.9 million new customers in Q4 2017, which makes that the 19th straight quarter that T-Mo added more than 1 million new subscribers. T-Mobile added 5.7 million new customers during all of 2017. Meanwhile, postpaid branded churn fell 10 basis points year-over-year to finish at … [read full article]

T-Mobile added nearly 2 million new customers in Q4 2017

T-Mobile’s Q4 2017 results won’t be announced until February, but today T-Mo decided to give us a taste of what its final three months of 2017 were like. T-Mobile added 1.85 million new customers in Q4 2017, making it the 19th straight quarter that T-Mo added more than 1 million customers. With those new subscribers, it also means that T-Mobile added more than 5 million customers in all of 2017, which is the fourth straight year … [read full article]

T-Mobile says 600MHz LTE now in 586 cities, confirms completion of Iowa Wireless deal

Along with its news about customer satisfaction in 2017, T-Mobile has some network news to share today. T-Mo says that its 600MHz coverage is now live in 586 cities. The full list can be found right here, complete with cities like Greenview, Calif.; Omaha, Neb.; Jacksonville, Penn.; and Y-O Ranch, Wyo. To help customers take advantage of that 600MHz coverage, T-Mobile says that it’ll launch more than 12 new 600MHz-capable smartphones in 2018. No specific … [read full article]