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T-Mobile’s Neville Ray talks 5G rollout, says there will be thousands of 2.5GHz sites in 2020

After giving us an update on its 5G network last week, T-Mobile today shared some info on its 5G rollout plans in the near future. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, revealed today at the Oppenheimer 23rd Annual Technology, Internet, & Communications Conference that T-Mo was performing 5G radio upgrades on 600 cell sites every week in June and 700 every week in July. Ray says that T-Mobile is working to do even more and … [read full article]

T-Mobile expands 600MHz 5G to new cities, teases standalone 5G launching soon

Today T-Mobile gave us an update on its 5G network and shared a couple of tidbits of new info in the process. Neville Ray, T-Mo’s president of technology, today reaffirmed that the 39-month 600MHz spectrum transition was completed this month, a process that included relocating TV broadcasters so that T-Mobile can use the 600MHz airwaves for its network. What’s more, T-Mobile is lighting up its 600MHz 5G in a few new parts of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile achieves world’s farthest 5G connection

After achieving a few notable 5G firsts with OnePlus and Ericsson back in May, T-Mobile this week revealed that they’ve performed another successful 5G feat. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, revealed this week that a T-Mo test achieved the world’s farthest 5G connection.┬áT-Mobile, Ericsson, and OnePlus teamed up to┬ácomplete a 5G connection that stretched 60 miles from the base station. No other details about the test were given, so it’s not known what kind of … [read full article]

Neville Ray talks T-Mobile 5G and his network playbook

Neville Ray appeared on a Wells Fargo Virtual 5G Forum this week took the opportunity to talk a bit about T-Mobile’s network. First up, T-Mobile’s president of technology unsurprisingly touched a bit more on the major outage that T-Mo suffered this week. Ray reaffirmed that it was triggered by a fiber outage that then was compounted by a couple other issues, resulting in capacity issues in the core architecture that stopped phones from completing VoLTE calls. … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray explains what caused yesterday’s network outage

Yesterday T-Mobile suffered a pretty serious network outage, and now the carrier has shed a bit more light on exactly what happened. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, explains that the event that triggered the outage was a leased fiber circuit failure from a third-party provider in the Southeast. That’s the part of the country where we first started seeing complaints of network issues yesterday. Ray goes on to say that this happens with every … [read full article]

T-Mobile teams up with Intel and NASA on 5G Open Innovation Lab to help start-ups utilize 5G

T-Mobile has been placing a major focus on its 5G network, rolling out its low-band 600MHz 5G to more customers and augmenting the network with 2.5GHz spectrum gained from the Sprint merger. Now T-Mo is going to help others build apps and services to take advantage of its 5G network with 2 new initiatives. First is the 5G Open Innovation Lab, which T-Mo is a founding partner of along with big names like Intel and … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert says T-Mo and Sprint brand unification will happen mid-summer

In the days after T-Mobile and Sprint closed their merger, new T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert teased that he was planning to unify the two brands sometime this summer. Now he’s shed a bit more light on those plans. Speaking during the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference this week, Sievert said that T-Mobile has moved its unification plans from early summer to mid-summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. He added that no exact … [read full article]

T-Mobile will deploy 2.5GHz 5G on thousands of cell sites in 2020

One week after T-Mobile flipped the switch on its 2.5GHz-based 5G in New York City, T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray has talked a bit on how quicly T-Mo will be deploying 2.5GHz 5G to other parts of the country. Speaking during the MoffettNathanson 7th Annual Media & Communications Summit, Ray said that the 2.5GHz 5G will be rolled out at a “furious pace”. He added that he thinks the speed of the deployment will surprise … [read full article]

T-Mobile says educational app usage continues to grow as it helps students get connected

T-Mobile has been providing weekly updates on how its customers are using the network as they continue to work from home, and today we got some more info from T-Mo. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, reports that tethering usage is up 57% among T-Mobile customers and 70% among Spring subscribers. Usage of food delivery apps, gaming apps, video streaming, messaging and calling is up significantly overall, ranging from 30% to more than doubling in … [read full article]

T-Mobile provides update on how T-Mo and Sprint customers are using networks during coronavirus pandemic

Another week has gone by with many people quarantining at home to fight the spread of the coronavirus, and so T-Mobile has given us another update on how people are using its network during these trying times. T-Mobile’s Neville Ray says that use of education apps like Google Classroom and Khan Academy has skyrocketed, growing 167% since the beginning of March. Use of collaboration tools like Slack, Webex, and Zoom has also exploded, as more people … [read full article]