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T-Mobile upgrades more cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today confirmed another round of mid-band LTE upgrades. Ray says that hundreds of cell sites have been upgraded with more mid-band LTE capacity in the past two weeks. This includes both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest LTE network for 4 years!! @TMobile @MetroPCS #Amped[read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out mid-band LTE capacity upgrades to more than 250 additional cell sites

Two weeks after T-Mobile rolled out mid-band LTE capacity upgrades to hundreds of cell sites, T-Mo has confirmed that even more upgrades have been made. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today announced that hundreds of sites have been upgraded with mid-band capacity in the last week weeks. T-Mo has confirmed to me that these are PCS and AWS upgrades. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys mid-band LTE upgrades to hundreds of cell sites

Days after T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray confirmed that T-Mo has recently rollout out low-band LTE network upgrades across the country, he has announced that more upgrades have gone live. Ray just revealed that T-Mobile has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band capacity in the last two weeks. T-Mo has confirmed to me that these are PCS and AWS upgrades. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two … [read full article]

Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston among major T-Mobile markets having their AWS 3G/4G networks shut down this summer

Some of you may be aware already that T-Mobile – as part of its network modernization process – is shutting down its AWS HSPA+ network in a number of markets this year. As it builds out its LTE network, T-Mo wants to recycle its older network technology. This move has actually been planned for some time now, but there are some pretty big markets having their AWS 1700/2100 4G/3G (U2100) networks shut-down now, … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz, AWS and PCS spectrum in North Dakota

T-Mobile is doing all it can to acquire more spectrum to expand its LTE network in order to compete with Verizon and AT&T on a coverage scale. In the most recent application, T-Mobile is seeking to acquire a mix of spectrum from BEK Communications Cooperative in North Dakota. In various counties across the state, T-Mo is looking to get its hands on 700MHz, 1700/2100 (AWS) and 1900 MHz (PCS) spectrum to bolster its … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire AWS spectrum from U.S. Cellular, expanding 4G LTE to 29 key markets in Mississippi Valley region

T-Mobile on Friday announced plans to acquire key AWS spectrum from U.S. Cellular. Specifically, the spectrum is being acquired in the Mississippi Valley are and the move is being touted as key for Tmo’s ever expanding portfolio of 4G LTE markets. The move will bring 4G LTE  to 29 new markets and will cost the carrier $308 million in cash. CEO John Legere had the following to say: “In today’s marketplace, spectrum is … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z Passes Through The FCC Complete With T-Mobile LTE bands

  With our previous indicators already providing more than enough reason to believe T-Mobile was internally testing the Sony Xperia Z, a new FCC find bolsters the evidence. A T-Mobile-compatible version of the Xperia Z passed through the halls of the FCC including a T-Mobile branded user manual which highlights T-Mobile specific features such as Wi-Fi calling. The FCC documentation confirms the presence of both AWS LTE and pentaband HSPA+ which makes … [read full article]

HTC Announces One Developer Edition, Will Set You Back $650

If you’ve got $650 hanging around, you might want to take notice of the newly announced HTC One developer edition. That’s right, the One can be yours SIM and bootloader unlocked if the price is right. T-Mobile fans should take note that the dev edition doesn’t offer AWS (1700) with HSPA+, so you might want to make sure you’re in an area where T-Mobile has enough HSPA+ coverage on the 1900 band … [read full article]

Editorial: T-Mobile Needs To Focus On The Real Network Issue: The Large Swath Of 2G-Only Markets

After T-Mobile’s announcements last week, I spent some time over the weekend evaluating T-Mobile’s work over the last two years. We all remember how T-Mobile was effectively paralyzed by the attempted acquisition by AT&T in 2011, and how it really messed up the company. Initially, I felt that T-Mobile’s announcement of the modernization of its network throughout 2012 was a great plan. I was hopeful that this would finally mean that T-Mobile will … [read full article]