T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ Footprint
T-Mobile today announced a modest expansion of its HSPA+ footprint in several regions of the U.S. Starting February 2, Albany, Augusta, Columbus and Macon, Ga.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Champaign, Ill.; Lansing, Mich.; and Rochester, Minn. have access to T-Mobile's faster mobile broadband network. T-Mobile also said that it is going to double its network speeds — from 21Mbps to 42Mbps — aggressively, and it expects to have 140 million Americans covered with 42Mbps HSPA+ in 25 markets by the middle of 2011.
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.
T-Mobile Touts Network Milestones
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray took to the company's blog today to share news of the Uncarrier's LTE network. The company says its LTE 4G footprint grew by almost 1 million square miles during 2015 and is available to 304 million Americans.
T-Mobile Debuts 4x4 MIMO, 256 QAM to Double Speed
T-Mobile today announced two significant updates to its network: first, it has launching 4x4 MIMO, and second, it has increased its network footprint. The 4x4 MIMO (multiple-in, multiple-out) technology falls under the LTE-Advanced category.
MetroPCS Expands to More Markets, Ups Data Bucket
T-Mobile today increased the number of markets in which it operates MetroPCS by 10. MetroPCS, which is T-Mobile's prepaid brand, will reach consumers in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chicago, Ill.; Kansas City and St.