Tag Archives: Neville Ray

T-Mobile requests FCC permission to conduct 3.5GHz equipment tests

T-Mobile is interested in run some 3.5GHz tests. T-Mobile recently submitted an application for special temporary authority with the FCC, requesting permission to operate in the 3.5GHz band. T-Mo says that it wants to operate in the 3550-3700MHz band “to understand the propagation characteristics and gain a better understanding of new innovative services this band can offer.” In its application, T-Mobile explains that it’ll be working with equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. The tests will be conducted … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms deprioritization threshold will increase to 50GB on September 20

One day after we heard that T-Mobile may be planning to increase its deprioritization threshold, T-Mo has officially confirmed the change. Starting tomorrow, September 20th, T-Mobile’s deprioritization threshold will increase to 50GB. That threshold is currently sitting at 32GB, where it’s been since May. If you use 50GB of data in a single month, your data usage will be deprioritized behind other users. This means that your usage is placed behind other users and you … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO urges FCC to make 3.5GHz band more favorable for 5G

T-Mobile has said that it plans to use 600MHz and high-band millimeter wave spectrum for its 5G coverage, and now T-Mo is making an effort to get more mid-band spectrum for 5G use, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has published a blog post that makes arguments for why the FCC should make the 3.5GHz (3550-3700MHz) band spectrum available for 5G networks. Ray argues that the 3.5GHz band would be a good mid-band option for 5G … [read full article]

T-Mobile will cover costs for rural PBS broadcasters to relocate following 600MHz auction

Following the completion of the FCC’s 600MHz auction, the TV broadcasters that were using that spectrum must move off of it so that carriers like T-Mobile can begin using it. Today it was revealed that T-Mo will help one of those broadcasters with its relocation efforts. T-Mobile will cover the costs for rural public television low-power facilities that have to relocate to a new broadcast frequency following the FCC’s 600MHz auction. There was no funding … [read full article]

T-Mobile will begin deploying 5G coverage in 2019

T-Mobile’s been talking quite a bit about its 600MHz spectrum since the auction for those airwaves came to an end last month, and today T-Mo revealed more of its 600MHz plans. T-Mobile announced today that it will use some of its newly acquired 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. It also has 200MHz of 28/39GHz bands that covers nearly 100 million people in major metro areas and “an impressive volume” of mid-band spectrum for … [read full article]

FCC announces results of 600MHz auction, T-Mobile wins more spectrum than any other company

The FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction officially wrapped up earlier this year following a lot of back and forth between the TV broadcasters, the FCC, and the auction bidders. Now the results of that auction have come out. T-Mobile announced today that it came away with 1,525 licenses and an average of 31 MHz nationwide, which it spent a total of $7.99 billion on. T-Mo won 45 percent of all of the low-band spectrum available … [read full article]

T-Mobile Onesie announced, and you can actually buy one

Last year, T-Mobile introduced T-Mobile One, its new flagship monthly rate plan. Now T-Mo is following it up with a flagship article of clothing. The T-Mobile Onesie is now official. T-Mo touts it as the “world’s first full-body fitness tracker,” giving you details of your blood pressure, oxygen flow, bladder level, and more. It’s also equipped with Bluetooth, GPS, and even 4G LTE nano-fiber technology that’ll give you perfect LTE coverage wherever you go. And … [read full article]

T-Mobile ‘ghost calling’ glitch causing long 911 hold times in Dallas

When you’re in an emergency situation, being able to contact 911 right away is important. However, an issue involving T-Mobile customers in Dallas is interfering with speedy 911 contact. There’s an issue with T-Mobile customers in Dallas that end up with “ghost calls” when they try to contact 911. The glitch causes 911 systems to record calls as hangups, which results in 911 operators trying to respond to the ghost calls, which then causes other callers … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO suggests 2019 may be opportunity to move to all-LTE network

With the prevalence of 4G LTE coverage and devices, there’s been some discussion of shutting down older networks. Today T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray touched on the topic as it relates to T-Mo. Speaking during MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Ray explained that T-Mo would like to have GSM turned down by 2020, if not sooner. “What do we do first, 3G or 2G? That’s primarily driven by what you can do on voice,” Ray said, adding … [read full article]

RootMetrics releases new report on US carrier networks, T-Mobile finishes in fourth place

RootMetrics has released its report on the performance of the big four US carriers in the second half of 2016, and unfortunately for T-Mobile, the ranks are similar to the report from the first half of 2016. In RootMetrics’ report, Verizon finished first place with an overall score of 93.9, AT&T finished second with 90.5, Sprint finished third with 84.7, and T-Mobile finished fourth with a score of 81.2. RootMetrics notes that T-Mobile’s rankings in its … [read full article]