T-Mobile Says Its 600 MHz LTE Is Up in 900+ Markets
T-Mobile today said its 600 MHz LTE is available in some 900 cities and towns across some 32 states. T-Mobile's 600 MHz spectrum, also known as Band 71, is being added to more and more phones. Right now Band 71 is available in six devices, with a dozen more expected to launch by the end of the year. The low-band LTE from T-Mobile competes with the 700 MHz spectrum being used by AT&T and Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile has said it will use Band 71 for some 5G services later this year. Further, the company said it plans to deploy LTE in Band 71 in Puerto Rico this fall. "T-Mobile’s strong commitment to Puerto Rico goes beyond hurricane recovery," said Jorge Martel, Vice President and General Manager of T-Mobile Puerto Rico. "We will continue to invest in the island’s future and in our network to expand and enhance LTE coverage."
Apr 13, 2017
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. 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.
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.
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.
Jan 3, 2018
T-Mobile has significantly expanded the availability of LTE service on its 600 MHz (Band 71) spectrum around the country. The Un-carrier debuted its 600 MHz service in Cheyenne, Wyo., last August.
T-Mobile not on B12?
Compete??? Does this mean T-Mobile no longer hold B12 spectrum?
Band 17 is a subset of Band 12. So I think that is what they mean by "competes".
TMobile's B12 has no plans of going away anytime soon.