Tag Archives: Philadelphia

T-Mobile network begins combining with Sprint, 2.5GHz 5G goes live in Philadelphia

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray teased earlier this month that the carrier had begun deploying mid-band 5G spectrum the same day that the Sprint merger closed, and now that spectrum is officially live. T-Mo has confirmed that its mid-band 5G is now live in parts of Philadelphia, using 2.5GHz airwaves to give T-Mobile’s 5G improved depth and speed. T-Mobile’s Neville Ray says that he’s already seen peak speeds of 600Mbps in Philadelphia. Phones that can access this 2.5GHz-based … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to operate on 2.5GHz band in Philadelphia

A new filing submitted by T-Mobile to the FCC this week has revealed the carrier’s desire to use 2.5GHz spectrum in Philadelphia. In an application filed with the FCC, T-Mobile says it’d like special temporary authority (STA) to operate on the 2570-2630MHz band in Philadelphia that’s currently licensed or leased to Sprint or one of Sprint’s affiliates. Sprint has already consented to T-Mo’s use of the spectrum. T-Mobile explains that this STA will allow it to test … [read full article]

T-Mobile touts network upgrades in Cleveland and Philadelphia ahead of RNC and DNC

The Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention are both happening next month, and to ensure that its network runs smoothly for everyone attending, T-Mobile has rolled out network upgrades in both Cleveland and Philadelphia. For the RNC in Cleveland (July 18-21), T-Mobile has added more LTE capacity in the areas that’ll be frequented by everyone attending the conference. That includes re-allocating mid-band spectrum from HSPA+ to LTE in the downtown area and upgrading Distributed Antenna … [read full article]

Philadelphia is the latest city to get T-Mobile Extended Range LTE coverage

The City of Brotherly Love is getting some T-Mobile love today in the form of Extended Range LTE coverage. T-Mo says that its Extended Range LTE is now live in Philadelphia as well as several other cities in Pennsylvania. They include: Avondale, New London, Kenneth Square, Copesville, Chelsea, Bridgewater, West Chester, Chester, Boothwyn, Brookhaven, Lima, Aldan, Springfield, Drexel Hill, Millbourbe, Bryn Mawr, King of Prussia, Willow Grove, Rockledge, Hatboro, Village Shires, Newtown, Langhorne, Levittown, Yardley, … [read full article]

RootMetrics network report: Verizon and T-Mobile share 1st place in Philadelphia

T-Mobile regularly states that its data network is the fastest in the country, proudly using its “Data Strong” brand promise as often as it can. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that RootMetrics’ independent reports started catching up with what the carrier already knew. Perhaps a reason why – in the past – the company’s chiefs have mocked the RootMetrics results for being out of date and not being truly independent. In one of its … [read full article]