WCDMA 900 Passes First Test
Jan 25, 2006, 11:53 AM by (staff)
Nortel and Orange have just finished testing both 3G calls and data transfers in the 900 MHz spectrum used widely outside of North America. The tests used HSDPA equipment and were able to complete data transfers at up to 3.6 Mbps, the current speed limit for such equipment. While Europe and Asia has dedicated 3G spectrum, it is in the 2100 MHz and does not penetrate buildings or cover large undeveloped areas very well. 900 Mhz spectrum would allow carriers to provide 3G coverage to rural areas with far fewer cell sites. As more subscribers upgrade to 3G service, Orange and other carriers could clear off some 900 Mhz spectrum in order to launch a second band. The carrier has not announced when this may happen yet.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
Aug 16, 2017
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.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
May 3, 2017
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
AT&T Throwing 5G Tech at the Wall to See What Sticks
Jan 31, 2017
AT&T today said it plans to test a wide variety of potential 5G technologies throughout the year as it evolves from 4G LTE to next-generation mobile broadband. For example, the company intends to kick off field trials of AirGig later this year.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
May 2, 2017
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Jun 29, 2016
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
much like cingular's dual band 3g network