Tag Archives: License Assisted Access

Speed tests show T-Mobile LAA surpassing 500Mbps down in New York City

Last month, T-Mobile touted that it reached speeds of 1.3Gbps in its labs when testing License Assisted Access (LAA). Now some real world testing has come out. Speed tests show downloads surpassing 500Mbps using T-Mobile LAA in New York City. Ookla Technical Evangelist Milan Milanovic and PCMag ran 13 speed tests and got an average of 503Mbps down and 42.7Mbps, and one of the results show a test that put up a download speed of … [read full article]

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

T-Mobile has been talking up its 5G┬árollout 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 achieves 1.3Gbps download speeds using License Assisted Access

T-Mobile have achieved another network speed milestone. T-Mobile and Nokia hit download speeds of 1.3Gbps this week using commercial Nokia tech with License Assisted Access (LAA). The testing was done at T-Mo’s lab in Bellevue, Wash. The equipment used in the test included Nokia’s AirScale MicroRRH connected to an AirScale module system. To reach 1.3Gbps, T-Mo and Nokia used aggregated LTE carriers in licensed and unlicensed bands with five component carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, 4×4 MIMO, … [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]