T-Mobile Fires Up HSPA+ On 1900MHz in Kansas City
T-Mobile USA today announced that it has converted its 1900MHz coverage in Kansas City from EDGE 2.5G to HSPA+. Customers with unlocked devices in that market will be able to access 3G/4G speeds with devices such as the Apple iPhone. Earlier this year, T-Mobile did the same with its network in Las Vegas. Part of T-Mobile USA's LTE 4G plan requires that it refarm its 1900MHz PCS spectrum from 2G to 3G/4G services. It will continue to roll out 1900MHz service across its voice/data foorprint as it clears the way to use its 1700MHz AWS spectrum for LTE starting next year.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
T-Mobile Talks Up Coverage Improvements, iPhone Deals
T-Mobile said it has doubled the number of square miles covered by its LTE network over the last year, according to a blog post written by CEO John Legere. T-Mobile is on track to blanket another 600,000 square miles of area with LTE by the end of the year.
T-Mobile Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
Verizon Might Skip 600MHz Incentive Auction
Verizon Wireless said it is comfortable with its spectrum holdings at the moment and may not bid in next year's auction for 600MHz airwaves. Verizon is only using 40% of its licensed spectrum for LTE, which gives it plenty of room to add capacity.
Verizon's 1900 MHz Spectrum In NYC Now Entirely LTE
Verizon Wireless has completed refarming its 1900 MHz spectrum in the country's largest city, an effort first begun in 2014. The company recently converted the last remaining 10 MHz block from CDMA 3G to LTE 4G, which means Verizon is running LTE on 20 MHz of its Band 2 spectrum in New York City.
Atlanta also got lit up with HSPA+ as well ...