Tag Archives: LAA

T-Mobile details network upgrades in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl LII

Much like it did in Houston before last year’s Super Bowl, T-Mobile has rolled out network upgrades in Minneapolis before this year’s big game. T-Mobile touts that it’s been spending the last two years expanding coverage and increasing its LTE capacity by up to 35x in the Twin Cities. Network capacity grew by 7x in downtown Minneapolis and MSP airport, 8x in downtown St. Paul and the Mall of America, and 35x at the downtown … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Ericsson record speeds of 1.1Gbps in LAA lab demo

Following an announcement earlier this year that T-Mobile had started testing LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on its network, T-Mo has now come out with some details on its latest LAA lab demo. T-Mobile recently teamed up with Ericsson to perform LAA tests in T-Mo’s lab in Bellevue, Wash. Using 12-layer LAA technology, T-Mobile and Ericsson recorded speeds of 1.1Gbps, making them the first to achieve speeds above 1Gbps on unlicensed spectrum. In addition to … [read full article]

T-Mobile expands LTE Advanced coverage, says Gigabit Class LTE available to some devices

T-Mobile today gave us an update on its LTE Advanced rollout. T-Mo says that its LTE Advanced coverage, which can up to double download speeds, is now available in more than 920 markets. The combination of 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM, and carrier aggregation is available in 430 of those markets. Not all devices support all three of those technologies, but those that do can experience another doubling of download speeds in markets where the tech is … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces LAA testing, LTE-U rollout for customers

T-Mobile today made a couple of network-related announcements. First up, T-Mobile has started testing License Assisted Access (LAA) on its network. The testing began in Los Angeles, Calif., yesterday, and the mobile broadband data sessions included download speeds up to 741Mbps using 80MHz of aggregated spectrum. What’s notable is that T-Mo says it’s the first carrier in the U.S. to perform LAA testing. With this technology, T-Mobile can combine unlicensed and licensed spectrum (with greater carrier … [read full article]

T-Mobile working with Nokia to begin 5GHz unlicensed LTE small cell deployment by 2016

Although Nokia’s name as a handset manufacturer has virtually died off, it still has a strong brand in the world of network management and infrastructure. Nokia Corporation and T-Mobile have worked together on network build-outs in the past, and look set to continue their relationship as unlicensed 5GHz spectrum is rolled out. According to a blog published by Zacks Equity research, … [read full article]