T-Mobile says its LAA rollout brought 5-10x increase in network speeds

T-Mobile introduced Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) as part of its LTE Advanced Pro network upgrades in the previous quarter, and is already picking the fruits of those labors, it seems. LAA uses carrier aggregation to bind together unlicensed 5GHz spectrum with LTE in the licensed band, enlarging the data pipe significantly.

Verizon and AT&T are also stepping up their LAA efforts, and plan to roll out the expanded network capability in more markets across the US, if the demand warrants it. T-Mobile has been working hard in places like New York and others to upgrade small cells, and install new modular solutions. 

Those efforts didn't go unnoticed, apparently, as per CTO Neville Ray in the tweet above - the average speeds of T-Mobile's network in those places has obviously increased 5-10 times, which is a whopping boost for a humble upgrade undertaking.



1. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

So now t-mobile is up to par with AT&T and VZW as far as speed goes?

3. Acdc1a

Posts: 477; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

AT&T and Verizon are substantially slower than T-Mobile. They admit it themselves.

2. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Yes for speed but not consistency and coverage

4. emcdonald75

Posts: 167; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

And this doesn't interfere with WiFi at all?

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