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T-Mobile Talks Up Plans for 700MHz Spectrum

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Apr 30, 2014, 3:55 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile today revealed what it expects to do with the 700MHz spectrum it recently acquired from Verizon Wireless. The company said this block of spectrum covers 158 million Americans, or 9 of the top 10 - and 21 of the top 30 - markets around the country. Some of the major metro areas include New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Washington D.C., and Detroit. T-Mobile will deploy LTE on its 700MHz spectrum in order to supplement its existing LTE network. It expects to light up its first 700MHz markets before the end of the year. T-Mobile say it already has 10x10MHz 4G LTE in 43 of the top 50 metro areas, with download speeds in those areas maxing out at 72 Mbps. Further, T-Mobile has already begun deployments of wideband LTE with 15x15MHz and 20x20MHz, which it claims will eventually provide download speeds up to 147Mbps. Most major network operators have launched LTE across significant portions of the country. With build-outs complete, operators are turning to improved coverage and speeds in order to lure in customers.


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May 3, 2014, 11:40 AM


does anybody know what is up with these major outages right now with tmobile over 24 hours now. if this was verizon or att there would be riots in the street

Apr 30, 2014, 5:37 PM


well looks all their are doing is metro pcs coverage for the cities and not actually covering the rest of the coverage area where the phone works but data networks read like a stop watch. 1 sec for 3g, 1 sec for h, 1 sec for lte, 45 minutes of 2g. glad i got the 1gb plan now for 50 dollars as i will never hit that limit on their limited data network which is mostly unusablel as i don't live in the top 50 over croweded cities anymore. which on the bright side i have gotten used to not even bothered looking at my phone and more time time for real life. thank tmobile
My data is just fine, even though i used EDGE last night, i was pulling ~250kbps down and ~300kbps up on it in Prescott AZ.

I was able to stream spotify on high just fine and use maps, the latency was a little garbage but still quite usable especia...
In Indianapolis I consistently have LTE coverage and sometimes it goes back to 4G inside buildings and rarely do I ever see EDGE unless I travel outside of the metro area. LTE speed tests routinely get me above 10+mbps on our 5x5MHz, and I can pull 8-...

May 1, 2014, 2:25 AM

Channel 51

So it's safe to assume they worked out a solution to the channel 51 interference issue???
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