T-Mobile 700MHz LTE signal (Band 12) spotted in Detroit
posted by Alan F. / Dec 14, 2014, 9:29 PM
According to the Service Mode, the T-Mobile pipeline on LTE Band 12 has a 5MHz x 5MHz bandwidth. This past Summer, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that eventually, all of the metro areas where T-Mobile operates will offer bandwidth of 20MHz x 20MHz. Larger bandwidth allows more traffic to use the carrier's pipeline, without suffering the network congestion that usually slows down data speeds.
According to crowdsourced app Open Signal, T-Mobile offers the fastest LTE service in the country. That report confirmed earlier data from Speedtest.com that also called T-Mobile's 4G LTE service the fastest in the country.
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I'm excited! Can't wait until they acquire the 600mhz and even more low freq spectrum nationwide.
posted on Dec 14, 2014, 10:29 PM 1
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If they can execute some sort of low spectrum nationwide, and keep their prices low, then they will make appreciable noise in the U.S. market. Unfortunately, I think this is only a very small blip on the U.S. radar; I hope I am wrong.
posted on Dec 14, 2014, 11:09 PM 0
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Makes sense, here is their market list T-Mobile will have low-band spectrum covering approximately 158 million people in 9 of the top 10 and 21 of the top 30 metro areas—notably in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Detroit. Some areas should see the benefits of this low band spectrum by end of 2014.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 8:54 AM 0
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I am in the Dallas/ Forth Worth market and sometimes I can connect to band 12 with data and sometimes it shows up as Emergency only. It does have a little better coverage indoors but the data speed is the same or slower because Band 12 is only connected to a 5x5 MHz network here.
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 2:21 PM 0
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