C Spire Details Mississippi LTE Expansion Plans
C Spire Wireless today announced a forthcoming expansion of its LTE 4G footprint that will see coverage extended to a half million POPs across Mississippi. According to C Spire, the expansion will begin in August and wrap up in November. When complete, 205 new cell sites will provide LTE 4G coverage to 71 new cities across 51 counties. Further, C Spire plans to expand its existing 4G LTE service in 21 cities and 6 counties in southern Alabama and along the Florida panhandle by the end of the year. C Spire already operates LTE in 37 Mississippi markets, covering some 1.2 million POPs. Earlier this year, C Spire inked a nationwide LTE roaming agreement with Sprint.
C Spire Boosts WiFi Hotspot Access for iPhones
C Spire Wireless today expanded its WiFi On service to iOS devices, allowing its iPhone customers to more easily connect to some 20 million WiFi hotspots around the country. The WiFi On app is already available to Android handsets.
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.
C Spire Looking to Nab 700MHz Spectrum
C Spire Wireless is hoping to buy some Lower 700 MHz C Block spectrum from Waller Wireless. The companies recently filed the request with the FCC.
Sprint Partners Making Headway in Rural LTE Push
Sprint says 16 of the 30 companies who've agreed to participate in its Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program have launched their LTE networks. The Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program is similar to Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America initiative.
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.