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Midband spectrum strategies: T-Mobile US

T-Mo serves up the layer cake Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three stories laying out the national mobile network operators’ plans for midband spectrum. The first, on Verizon's position, can be read here. T-Mobile US has been building out its 2.5...

AT&T asks FCC for rules around midband spectrum limits

AT&T has asked the Federal Communications Commission to establish rules around how much midband spectrum that a 5G service provider can hold, saying that such rules "are needed to ensure that every provider has a fair and efficient opportunity to acquire the mid-band spectrum...

Neville Ray: T-Mobile US can ‘sustain and maintain’ 5G lead

C-Band auction winnings not enough for AT&T, Verizon to catch T-Mobile on mid-band 5G Despite the more than $80 billion its competitors AT&T and Verizon dropped in the recently-wrapped C-Band auction, T-Mobile's pace of 2.5 GHz deployment, and sheer breadth of spectrum holdings, sets...

T-Mobile US plans to cover 200 million with mid-band 5G by year-end

T-Mobile saw $1.3 billion in 2020 post-merger run rate synergies; guiding up to $3 billion in 2021 T-Mobile US this week touted 2020 as it's "best year ever" as CEO Mike Sievert put it, and laid out an ambitious plan to extend its mid-band 5G...

T-Mobile US says it’s ‘way ahead of schedule’ on Sprint network integration

100 million people will be covered by T-Mobile US 2.5 GHz 5G by year-end, nationwide by the end of 2021 In providing third quarter fiscal reporting this week, T-Mobile US executives provided an update on the progress of integrating the Sprint network and migrating customers...

T-Mobile doubles 2.5 GHz 5G reach, takes it to cable with FWA and streaming service

TVision streaming service builds on LTE-based home internet service In recent months, T-Mobile executives have pegged the number of radio sites their crews are touching as upward of 700 per week in their effort to put the 2.5 GHz spectrum that came with the Sprint...

FCC vote to expand use of 4.9 GHz, despite public safety’s protests

The Federal Communications Commission has voted along party lines to expand the use of the 4.9 GHz band, over objections from public safety users. The 4.9 GHz spectrum, which consists of 50 megahertz (4.940-4.990 GHz), was designated for exclusive use by public safety for fixed...

T-Mobile US touts 5G MU-MIMO testing at 2.5 GHz

In a glimpse of the combined T-Mobile US network's future, the carrier used 2.5 GHz spectrum and multi-user MIMO to achieve peak cell throughput of more than 5.6 Gbps with eight 5G devices. T-Mo said that in one 100-megahertz channel of 2.5 GHz, it connected...

T-Mo plans to turn up SA 5G this quarter

T-Mobile US plans to activate a Standalone 5G core this quarter and is meanwhile expanding its use of both 2.5 GHz and 600 MHz for service in a number of U.S. cities, as the carrier continues its integration of the Sprint network. In a blog...

As Sprint waits on T-Mo merger, revenue down in Q3

Despite year-over-year revenue decrease, Sprint beat estimates Sprint spent $1.1 billion on its network in the third quarter of 2019, the seventh straight quarter the operator has invested 10-figures, according to President and CEO Michael Combes. And that will continue, he said in a Jan....

With 5G in nine markets, Sprint is in a ‘really good spot’

Regarding T-Mobile US merger, Sprint VP says the current focus is technology, not strategy Editor's note: Qualcomm Technologies Inc., provided travel, lodging and other consideration for the Snapdragon Summit.  HAWAII--Although a planned merger with T-Mobile US is in a bit of a holding pattern at the...

T-Mobile COO says pending Sprint merger is in ‘uncharted territory’

5G spectrum strategy is like a layer cake, T-Mobile CTO says Although a growing number of state attorneys general are challenging the deal as anti-competitive, T-Mobile US executives, speaking this week at an event hosted by Goldman Sachs, remain bullish on the pending $26 billion...

Sprint goes big with 5G: Nine cities, 2,100 square miles covered, and mobile gaming to boot

NEW YORK--Four years ago, a 5G demo from Sprint and Nokia involved a van-sized base station and a test device the size of a small refrigerator. By the time Sprint officially launched 5G service in New York City on Monday, the base station equipment had...

Ookla: Analyzing the New T-Mobile’s spectrum position

When it comes to spectrum, T-Mobile US could hardly have found a better fit than Sprint, according to analysis from Ookla on the spectrum position of the New T-Mobile. Milan Milanovic, Ookla's technologist evangelist, said that particularly when it comes to PCS spectrum in major...

Sprint details 5G NR initial deployments, partners — and 5G for the Google Fi MVNO

Sprint to offer 5G access to Google Fi MVNO users with compatible phones BARCELONA -- Sprint laid out the plans for its initial 5G roll-out in the second half of 2019 that will include more than 1,000 square miles of coverage across its first nine...

Debating the future of the 2.5 GHz EBS spectrum

Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel continued her backing of an incentive auction for Educational Broadband Service licenses at 2.5 GHz at a forum in Washington, D.C., framing it as a compromise option to "honor" the intent for educational use in the band while avoiding...

AT&T, Movistar get 2.5 GHz licenses from Mexican government

The two carriers secured spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band in a spectrum auction held in August Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) confirmed that local carriers AT&T and Movistar have been formally awarded the concessions they had obtained in the 2.5GHz spectrum auction, which was...

AT&T secures 80 megahertz of spectrum in Mexico’s 2.5 GHz auction

  Spanish carrier Telefonica also secured spectrum in the tender process AT&T secured 80 megahertz of spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band in an auction carried out by the Mexican government. Rival operator Movistar, owned by Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica, also secured 40 megahertz in the process. Airwaves...

Sprint reports wireless growth as network investment plan continues

Sprint adding 2.5 GHz support to macro sites; 15,000 small cells on-air Under the direction of new CEO Michel Combes, Sprint today reported Q1 2018 financials that reflect a sixth consecutive quarter of subscriber growth, although key metrics like net income and operating income declined...

Sprint names ‘5G-ready’ markets for massive MIMO

Sprint plans massive MIMO roll out in 6 markets starting in April Sprint plans to deploy massive multiple-input-multiple-output capabilities in half a dozen markets beginning in April as part of its roadmap to 5G. The carrier named Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Tex.; and Los Angeles, Calif....

Sprint CEO says carrier will deliver first mobile 5G network ‘potentially in the world’

Massive MIMO and 2.5 GHz spectrum portfolio set the stage for 5G in 2019, according to Sprint execs In a Friday conference call, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and CTO John Saw discussed the carrier's roadmap to delivering a mobile 5G service on the back of...

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