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As T-Mobile US migrates Sprint customers, the CEO sees a ‘fantastic tailwind’

T-Mobile US CEO: Driving 5G handset adoption is "strategically important...given the huge lead that we have in 5G" In the 18 months since T-Mobile US completed its merger with Sprint, the carrier has been rapidly deploying 5G using its own 600 MHz holdings as well...

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-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...

T-Mobile US: ‘We’re ready to leapfrog’

A year ago at Connect(X), T-Mobile US executives were celebrating the fact that the Federal Communications Commission was on a path to approve the carrier's merger with Sprint. CTO Neville Ray gave a keynote address at the event in Orlando, Florida. A year later, after...

T-Mobile US hangs tough with strong Q1 showing

  T-Mobile US added more than 450,000 branded postpaid subscribers during the first quarter, reported record-low churn and progress toward network integration and 5G deployment, and believes it is well-positioned to scoop up customers who may turn away from AT&T and Verizon in the coming...

T-Mobile/Sprint integration: 2.5 GHz 5G in Philly, nationwide LTE roaming

T-Mobile President of Technology provides post-merger update on network integration The $26.5 billion merger of T-Mobile US and Sprint closed April 1 and this week President of Technology of New T-Mobile, Neville Ray, provided a video update on network integration efforts as he oversees the...

The Sunday Brief: The economizing effects of the essential economy

Greetings from Lake Norman and Charlotte, North Carolina where temperatures are above average and sunrises are magnificent.  Social distancing with a lake breeze – one of the many advantages of being a Tar Heel state resident.  This has been a tough week in the markets...

T-Mo granted access to more 600 MHz as part of FCC’s coronavirus response

  The Federal Communications Commission has temporarily granted T-Mobile US special access to more of the 600 MHz band, to help meet increased demand for mobile broadband by consumers and first responders during the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus. T-Mobile US said that it wanted...

T-Mobile US testing 5G across full 600 MHz range

  T-Mobile US has been granted permission to test 5G New Radio across a broader swath of 600 MHz spectrum than it has licenses for, in areas of Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The carrier said that it wants...

T-Mobile US turns up nationwide 5G on 600 MHz

T-Mobile US has revved up 5G New Radio on its 600 MHz spectrum and will officially begin offering customers access on Friday, with two 5G devices available for pre-sale this week and coverage that spreads deep into suburban and rural areas of America. T-Mobile US...

T-Mobile eyes December launch for nationwide 600 MHz 5G network

600 MHz for 5G coverage offsets limited reach of mmWave networks Following the news that the Federal Communications Commission has officially laid out the conditions that the New T-Mobile US must meet as part of its approval of the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US,...

#TBT: Project Loon connects Puerto Rico; Sprint’s Magic Box is hot; FirstNet sets state opt-in deadline … this week in 2017

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! FirstNet opt-in deadline...

#TBT: Sprint bows out of 600 MHz auction; Apple’s iPhone 6s sets sales records; Google buys into RCS … this week in 2015

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Googles makes an...

Key takeaways from NTIA’s first report on spectrum repurposing

Earlier this month, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration laid out the current spectrum landscape: what has been recently accomplished, what happening now and what is in the pipeline for potential sharing or allocation of spectrum for commercial use. The first annual Report on the...

T-Mobile US marks a milestone in using 600 MHz for nationwide 5G

T-Mobile US partnered with Qualcomm, Ericsson on test Last month T-Mobile US tapped its millimeter wave spectrum holdings to turn up 5G services in parts of Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York to coincide with availability of the Samsung S10 5G....

Rogers CTO says 600 MHz spectrum will be key to launch 5G

Canadian carrier Rogers Communications said its spectrum in the 600 MHz band will allow the firm to provide 5G technology in a wide area coverage without a huge cost, the company’s CTO Jorge Fernandes said during a conference call with investors. “So for us,...

FCC says 600 MHz clearing is ahead of schedule

FCC makes another $68.1 million available for broadcasters' transition costs The clearing and repacking of 600 MHz spectrum in the wake of the incentive auction is ahead of schedule, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The commission made another $68.1 million available to support broadcasters'...

T-Mobile US updates on ‘transformative’ 600 MHz deployment on record FY 2018

T-Mo CEO calls "bullshit" on 5Ge T-Mobile US executives, speaking today on an earnings call, reiterated the importance of the operator's 600 MHz spectrum portfolio to its plan to offer nationwide 5G service in 2020. According to the company, its 600 MHz spectrum is deployed in...

T-Mobile US completes first 5G call at 600 MHz

With support from Intel and Ericsson, T-Mobile US says it has completed the first 5G data and video calls using 600 MHz spectrum, as it aims to build out nationwide availability of 5G service by 2020. The calls were conducted on a live, commercial network,...

T-Mobile US says 5G at 600 MHz covers ‘hundreds of square miles’

600 MHz active in more than 1,500 cities T-Mobile US has for some time pinned its nationwide 5G ambitions to its massive stash of 600 MHz spectrum. As the carrier works to repack that spectrum, Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray took to Twitter this week...

Apple’s new iPhones draw industry buzz on spectrum, feature support

T-Mobile US gets a win with support for 600 MHz; new iPhones also support AT&T-FirstNet's Band 14 Apple's release of its latest iPhone models -- the Xs, Xs Max and Xr -- immediately drew attention to which network features and spectrum that the company's newest...

T-Mobile US clears more NYC spectrum

Local CBS station has completed its move to a new spectrum position, T-Mo says T-Mobile US reports that its repacking work with New York-area broadcasters is paying off with early clearing of its new 600 MHz holdings in the metro area, more than a year...

T-Mobile US lights up 600 MHz spectrum in more than 900 cities

T'Mo's 600 MHz, along with Sprint's 2.5 GHz, is major 5G value prop for proposed merger In March last year, T-Mobile US spent around $8 billion in the 600 MHz incentive auction, winning 1,525 10 megahertz licenses covering 414 of the 428 partial economic areas...

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