Lightsquared Adds Its First Two Wholesale Customers
Lightsquared says that it has signed service agreements with two, unnamed U.S. mobile network operators, which will be able to access and use Lightsquared's nationwide LTE network and offer it to their own customers. Lightsquared also revealed that conducting trials in Baltimore, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix, and plans to launch its first markets during the third quarter of the year. The company plans to cover 92% of the country with LTE services with 40,000 cell towers by the year 2015. Earlier this week, Lightsquared's main satellite passed its first series of tests after reaching orbit.
U.S. Cellular Says LTE Buildout Largely Complete
U.S. Cellular has finished building its LTE network, said the company, which now provides LTE coverage to 99% of its customers.
T-Mobile Hits 741 Mbps with LTE-LAA, Deploys LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it, too, has successfully tested LTE-LAA in real-world trials. The company claims its LTE-LAA tests reached 741 Mbps in and around Los Angeles.
Sprint Says It Will Offer Nationwide 5G By Mid-2019
Sprint will use its 2.5 GHz spectrum holdings to provide the backbone for its planned 5G network, which is on deck to go live during the first half of 2019. The company is already hard at work on what it calls its Next-Gen Network.
T-Mobile Says 600 MHz Service Kicks Off In August
T-Mobile today said it plans to begin offering service through its 600 MHz spectrum next month. The company revealed the news in its second quarter earnings statement.