T-Mobile's LTE-A Network Now in 920 Markets with Gigabit LTE in 430 Markets

T-Mobile's LTE-A Network Now in 920 Markets with Gigabit LTE in 430 Markets Image Credit: Samsung

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. 

Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile
Not only do we have a nationwide LTE footprint that's every bit as broad as the Duopoly's, and the fastest according to multiple third parties -- it also keeps getting faster.

Mike Finley, SVP and President, Qualcomm North America, Qualcomm Technologies 
In addition to providing blazing fast mobile connectivity, Gigabit Class LTE enables operators to expand network capacity to accommodate increasing demands by unlimited data plans, and increases overall spectral efficiency, enabling faster speeds for all users in the network.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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