T-Mobile demonstrated 673Mbps to showcase the Gigabit LTE At an event in San Jose recently, in partnership with Qualcomm.
With this, T-Mobile customers with select devices in 430 markets can enjoy Gigabit Class LTE speeds.
The demonstrations highlighted the capabilities of premium Android devices powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE -- Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Moto Z2 Force Edition, and LG V30 - on T-Mobile's LTE-A network.
T-Mobile has expanded its LTE-A to more than 920 markets, with a powerful combination of three speed boosting technologies carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO and 256 QAM now live in 430 of those markets.
T-Mobile also unveiled plans to launch License Assisted Access (LAA), another advanced LTE technology which taps into unlicensed spectrum, on small cells this year to further densify the network for even more capacity and speed.
Along with sufficient spectrum and backhaul, Gigabit Class LTE is achieved by simultaneously accessing this trifecta of LTE Advanced technologies in both the device and the network to increase capacity, improve spectral efficiency, reduce congestion, and ultimately deliver faster real-world speeds.