T-Mobile's Extended Range LTE now available in Boston; is it used inside the 'Green Monster?'

T-Mobile's Extended Range LTE now available in Boston; is it used inside the 'Green Monster?'
Good news for T-Mobile subscribers in the Boston area. T-Mobile's low-frequency Extended Range LTE Service is now available in that market. Using 700MHz airwaves, the Extended Range LTE service travels farther and penetrates buildings better than higher frequency spectrum. Who knows? Perhaps T-Mobile's Extended Range LTE service (also known as Band 12) even provides service to the scorekeepers who work inside the Green Monster at Fenway Park.

T-Mobile, once signal shamed by the competition, and by customers of rival carriers, now reaches as many Americans with its LTE signal as Verizon does. Both offer LTE service to about 308 million Americans.

To be more precise about Extended Range LTE, it travels twice as far as higher frequency spectrum, and penetrates buildings four times deeper. T-Mobile is looking to pick up additional low-frequency spectrum during the FCC's auction of 600MHz spectrum. The nation's third largest carrier is said to have budgeted as much as $8 billion to bid on spectrum being auctioned off. It will be competing with Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Dish Network and others. Sprint has already announced that it is sitting out this auction.

T-Mobile is planning on using any spectrum it wins at auction to expand its Extended Range LTE coverage. It also hopes to increase the capacity of the spectrum in certain areas with the use of carrier aggregation.

source: T-Mobile

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5 Comments

1. kevv2288

Posts: 298; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

T-mobile is faster and has better lte coverage then verizon in my area plus i get unlimited video services with binge on

2. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

I like how TMo is calling their 700MHz spectrum "Extended Range LTE" when its the same as AT&T's and Verizon's using the same range.

5. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

So what about Verizon XLTE Bulls**t same concept correct? Lets be real

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Been wishing for them to make their way to Canada, that wish remains high in the air the more I read about them.

4. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

So what about Verizon XLTE Bulls**t same concept correct? Lets be real

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