Tag Archives: Neville Ray

T-Mobile adds low-band LTE coverage to hundreds of cell sites

It’s been nearly one month since T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray last confirmed a low-band LTE expansion, but today that drought comes to an end. Ray just confirmed that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks, giving these areas better coverage. You can find Ray’s tweet below, and at the bottom of this post is the list of all cities included in this expansion. Our network team added … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out mid-band LTE capacity upgrades to more than 250 additional cell sites

Two weeks after T-Mobile rolled out mid-band LTE capacity upgrades to hundreds of cell sites, T-Mo has confirmed that even more upgrades have been made. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today announced that hundreds of sites have been upgraded with mid-band capacity in the last week weeks. T-Mo has confirmed to me that these are PCS and AWS upgrades. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and [read full article]

T-Mobile has fastest LTE speeds in latest Ookla report

T-Mobile has performed well in Ookla’s recent speed test reports, and that trend continues again today. T-Mobile has come out on top in Ookla’s speed test report for Q1 2018, marking the 17th straight quarter that Ookla has named T-Mo’s 4G LTE network the fastest in the U.S. For Q1 2018, T-Mobile put up an average LTE download speed of 32.1Mbps and an average LTE upload speed of 12.0Mbps. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s CTO, says that … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys mid-band LTE upgrades to hundreds of cell sites

Days after T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray confirmed that T-Mo has recently rollout out low-band LTE network upgrades across the country, he has announced that more upgrades have gone live. Ray just revealed that T-Mobile has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band capacity in the last two weeks. T-Mo has confirmed to me that these are PCS and AWS upgrades. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out low-band LTE to hundreds more cell sites

In what is becoming a regular occurrence, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites across the U.S. in the past two weeks. His tweet announcing the news can be found below. Our network team added lowband LTE to 100s of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! @TMobile @MetroPCS #AcrossTheGrid pic.twitter.com/bO8RSNSDxg — Neville (@NevilleRay) March … [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 begin rolling out RCS Universal Profile updates in Q2 2018

After launching Rich Communication Services (RCS) with its Advanced Messaging feature back in 2015, T-Mobile today spilled some details on its upcoming RCS plans. T-Mobile has announced plans to support the GSMA Universal Profile industry standard. Software updates will begin to go out to T-Mo customer starting in Q2 2018. RCS messaging offers several improvements over standard text messaging, including read receipts, group chat features, and messages longer than 160 characters. Universal Profile is an … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO says more low-band LTE upgrades have been rolled out

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray made a couple of announcements recently that detail where T-Mo has been making network improvements, and today Ray dropped another bit of good news. Ray says that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in two weeks. Attached to his tweet is a GIF that names cities where these network improvements have taken place. You can check out the full list cities that got low-band coverage improvements at … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out mid-band upgrades to hundreds of cell sites

After announcing last month that T-Mobile had added more low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites, T-Mo CTO Neville Ray today revealed more network improvements. Ray has confirmed that hundreds of cell sites have been upgraded with additional mid-band capacity in the past two weeks. As with the last upgrade announced by Ray, a GIF is attached to the tweet that lists all the cities that’ve received upgrades. You can find a list of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out Ericsson Expert Analytics to more quickly identify and resolve VoLTE issues

T-Mobile has long placed a focus on Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and now T-Mo is rolling out a new platform to try and improve its VoLTE experience. T-Mobile has deployed Ericsson Expert Analytics, a platform that will gather data from thousands of multi-vendor sources and process all of T-Mo’s nationwide VoLTE calls and data sessions to produce more than 8 billion records every day. With Ericsson’s algorithms, T-Mo will be able to identify VoLTE issues … [read full article]