Tag Archives: mmWave

FCC 5G mmWave auction results show T-Mobile spent $873 million on spectrum licenses

The FCC today published the results of its 5G mmWave spectrum auction, and the results are a bit different than what some had predicted. Auction 103 saw the FCC offer a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most spectrum ever offered in an auction. The airwaves up for auction were in the Upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 47GHz bands. T-Mobile spent a total of $872.8 million in the auction and won 2,384 spectrum licenses … [read full article]

FCC mmWave spectrum auction ends with nearly $7.6 billion in bids

A major FCC spectrum auction came to an end this week. Auction 103 closed on March 5th, nearly three months after it opened. The auction included a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most ever offered in an auction. Participants were bidding on millimeter wave spectrum in the upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 49GHz bands. In total, the auction brought in $7.57 billion. Right now there’s no official info on how much spectrum each … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra prices revealed

Hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy S20 announcement, T-Mobile has revealed its launch and pricing plans for the new flagship smartphones. T-Mobile will begin taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra on February 20th at 9:01 pm PT/12:01 am ET. The trio of Samsung phones will launch in T-Mobile stores on March 6th. Here’s what T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) pricing looks like for the new devices: Galaxy S20 128GB for $0 … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds more 5G, boosts 4G LTE capacity in Miami ahead of Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV is happening in Miami on February 2nd, and so the city is going to have a lot of visitors over the next couple of weeks. T-Mobile is getting ready by beefing up its 5G and 4G LTE networks there. T-Mobile has just deployed millimeter wave-based 5G in parts of Miami, including places like Bayfront Park and at Hard Rock Stadium where the big game is being played. Customers with a phone that supports … [read full article]

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]