T-Mobile’s CTO claims the Un-Carrier has a network faster than any other

T-Mobile is very active in social media and that obviously will continue to be the case in 2017. Find below excerpts from article published on the operator’s web site by Neville Ray- Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of T-Mobile. You can find the direct link to the full article on the bottom of this article.


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“For the third year running, our network was faster and advanced faster than any other. In test after test (after test!), our data speeds outstripped the competition.”

“And, today, I’m proud to announce that T-Mobile LTE now covers 313 million people. That’s this close to Verizon’s 314 million. And I’m announcing T-Mobile Extended Range LTE—which works 4x better in buildings and goes 2x farther from the tower—now covers over 250 million people in more than 500 metro areas.”

Q4 2016 LTE speeds as of Dec 2016.  Source:  Based on T-Mobile analysis of Ookla® Speedtest® results provided by Ookla.  


“Verizon was actually beginning its rollout of a technology (carrier aggregation) that T-Mobile customers had been enjoying since 2014. At the time of Big Red’s launch, our customers were already reaping the benefits of this LTE Advanced technology – and now it’s in more than 500 markets nationwide. Verizon’s “Advanced” network was also touted as “50% faster” than before —and yet, was still slower than T-Mobile in the most recent speed tests.”

“Along with a host of other technologies our customers were first to experience, they’re also already enjoying seven LTE Advanced technologies—including VoLTE with eSRVCC, Carrier Aggregation, CoMP, SON, HetNets, EVS and higher order modulation. And, I’m happy to announce that T-Mobile customers now lead customers of all wireless providers worldwide in their use of VoLTE—with 64% of all customer calls made over VoLTE each and every day. We were the first operator in the US to launch 4×4 MIMO and 256 and 64 QAM in 2016, and we’re far from done. We’re advancing our network further every day. In fact, while Verizon is talking about 1 Gbps on 5G, just last week we reached nearly 1 Gbps (979 Mbps) on our LTE network in our lab thanks to a combination of three carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM (and an un-released handset).”

“Out of desperation, Sprint have become masters in dodgy data manipulation. Their “data experts” apparently extracted that “1% difference” from select markets in a moribund Nielsen drive test, creating a set of results allowing them to claim a 1% difference in the availability of any signal whatsoever — with zero distinction between 2G, 3G or 4G, nor the performance of that signal. The performance and capability of the Sprint network you get is sadly (and I’m sure purposefully) lacking in their cherry picked data. Look at any other metric from that same report—or any other report out there at all—and one thing becomes blindingly clear. There are critical differences in customers’ wireless network experiences. And Sprint’s network’s gone all to pot. Their customers have less coverage—with no LTE signal nearly 25% of the time. Their customers endure an LTE network slower than any other—nearly 40% slower than T-Mobile on download and 60% slower on upload. And their customers still can’t use voice and data simultaneously—what year is it again?”

“The carriers’ current vision for 5G is mind-numbingly limited. 5G’s potential is so much larger than replacing in-home broadband and IoT. But they can’t see beyond their own wallets. AT&T wants to “connect your world” – including your bank account – to AT&T. Verizon’s grand vision is that you Netflix at home with wireless Verizon broadband. How is that game changing? The truth is that 5G is about all the as-yet-unimagined possibilities of mobile technology.  We see 5G completely transforming the mobile Internet and delivering brilliant breakthroughs. We see a 5G future where every major tech trend that sparks our imaginations – mobile VR, AR, AI and more – will all be made better and available on-the-go because of 5G. Just as 4G spawned the mobile-first Internet and gave rise to applications and devices that have changed how we live, work and play, 5G will unlock experiences we can’t yet imagine.”




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