Tag Archives: mmWave

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]

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 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 buys 1150MHz of mmWave spectrum in Ohio, plans to use it for 5G

T-Mobile recently urged the FCC to hold a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction in 2018, but that doesn’t mean that T-Mo won’t be getting hold of mmWave spectrum other ways in the mean time. T-Mobile has agreed to buy 1150MHz of millimeter wave spectrum. The spectrum is of the LMDS (28-31GHz) variety and is located in Ohio, including cities like Toledo, Cleveland, and Akron. In its FCC application for the deal, T-Mobile says that it intends … [read full article]

T-Mobile urges FCC to hold mmWave auction in 2018

T-Mobile did pretty well for itself in last year’s 600MHz auction, and now it looks like the company wants to have another spectrum auction in 2018. T-Mobile has filed a comment with the FCC, urging the agency to begin the process for holding an auction for millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Specifically, T-Mo wants the FCC to hold a combined auction for the 24GHz, 28GHz, 37GHz, 39GHz, and 48GHz spectrum. Later on in its comment, T-Mobile … [read full article]