Tag Archives: mmWave

T-Mobile launching Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on June 28th, 5G network going live in six cities

T-Mobile is launching the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G this week, and with it customers will be able to access T-Mo’s 5G network. The Galaxy S10 5G will launch at T-Mobile this Friday, June 28th. It’ll be available in select stores in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. Pricing will be set at $549.99 down and $31.25 per month for 24 months on EIP or $1,299.99 full retail for the 256GB model. … [read full article]

T-Mobile emerges as big spender in FCC 24GHz and 28GHz spectrum auctions

The FCC today announced the results of its 24GHz and 28GHz spectrum auctions, and T-Mobile was among the big spenders. When it comes to the 28GHz auction, T-Mobile bought 865 licenses in 864 markets for total of $39,288,450. The 24GHz auction saw T-Mobile score 1,346 licenses and 400 partial economic areas (PEAs) for a total of $803,212,025. Another notable player in this auction was AT&T, who dropped a cool $982,468,996 on 831 licenses for 24GHz spectrum. … [read full article]

T-Mobile commits to unlimited 5G rate plans

Following a bit of confusion yesterday around T-Mobile’s 5G network launch, CTO Neville Ray today talked a bit more about T-Mo’s plans for 5G. Speaking to PCMag, Ray said that T-Mobile’s 5G plans will “absolutely” be unlimited and that they won’t cost more than T-Moble’s current rate plans for at least three years. T-Mo currently offers a single line of its T-Mobile One plan for $70 per month, which is the same price … [read full article]

T-Mobile 5G network now expected to launch in the second half of 2019

We’ve been expecting to see T-Mobile flip the switch on its 5G network in the first half of 2019, but now it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer. T-Mobile is now planning to launch its 5G network in the second half of 2019. T-Mo CTO Neville Ray confirmed the delay to CNET, saying that he’d hoped that the companies making phones and chipsets would be ready to make devices compatible with 600MHz … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms it’s working on a 5G Samsung phone

T-Mobile today spilled a little more info about its 5G plans. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has confirmed that it’ll carry the same 5G Samsung smartphone that AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon recently said that they would offer in the first half of 2019. “T-Mobile is working on that phone too — and other 5G devices with other OEMs and chipset manufacturers,” Ray said. He went on to tease that T-Mo will have multiple … [read full article]

Qualcomm hints that T-Mobile’s 600MHz 5G devices won’t come until second half of 2019

There’s been an awful lot of 5G news this week as Qualcomm introduced its new Snadpragon 855 processor with X50 5G modem, but we haven’t heard much about T-Mobile 5G. That’s changing today. Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon has said that the Snapdragon 855 processor with X50 modem will support “all of the first half of 2019 launches.” As PCMag notes, the X50 modem doesn’t support sub-6GHz FDD, which includes the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile plans … [read full article]

T-Mobile explains to FCC why it should participate in mmWave auction, says it won’t jointly bid with Sprint

The FCC is hosting a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction later this year, and T-Mobile recently submitted a filing to the FCC to explain why it should participate. T-Mobile explains that it and Sprint are aware of the need to avoid any inappropriate coordination of competitive activity before their merger is complete and the need to avoid any potential violations of antitrust laws while they remain independent. And so T-Mo says that it and Sprint … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds 1.4 million customers in Q1 2018, marking 20th straight quarter of 1 million+ adds

Days after announcing a merger with Sprint, T-Mobile is making more news by revealing its Q1 2018 earnings. During the first three months of 2018, T-Mobile added 1.4 million new customers, marking the 20th straight quarter that it’s added more than 1 million new subscribers. This includes 617,000 postpaid phone adds (down from 798,000 in Q1 2017); 388,000 postpaid “other” adds (up from 116,000 in Q1 2017); 199,000 prepaid customers (down from 386,000 in Q1 … [read full article]

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 meets with FCC Chairman to push for broader mmWave spectrum auction

Earlier this year, T-Mobile urged the FCC to hold a millimeter wave (mmWave) auction in 2018. Now another filing has revealed that T-Mobile recently continued its push during a meeting with the FCC Chairman. T-Mobile met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on March 7 to, among other things, talk about an expanded mmWave auction. The meeting included T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, T-Mobile Puerto Rico VP and GM Jorge Martel, and T-Mobile VP … [read full article]