T-Mobile Has Doubled LTE Footprint in 2015

Yesterday, T-Mobile announced their Q4 2015 numbers and they were pretty impressive overall.  The company added 2.1 million new customers, bringing their total for all of 2015 to 8.3 million for the year.  They also added some 1.3 million branded postpaid users, bringing that total up to 4.5 million for the year.  Couple this with the overall financial figures of $297 million in income for the quarter and over $730 million for the year, the company is on pretty solid foundations for growth in 2016.

There was one interesting note in the release on their financial report when it came to T-Mobile’s LTE coverage.  In the report, the company states they have doubled their 4G LTE footprint since this time last year.  That is a huge amount of growth and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down.

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T-Mobile Expanding 700 MHz Spectrum By 250%

T-Mobile announced during a press conference that they plan on expanding their 700 MHz spectrum by nearly 250% over the course of 2016.  The news is great for T-Mobile users and Project Fi users (which leverages T-Mobile) as it should give them more LTE coverage in more remote places and better coverage in urban areas.  For T-Mobile, this spectrum is their LTE Band 12 and the lower frequency allows for LTE coverage in buildings and remote areas.

In the conference, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray stated that just over 300 million of the companies Points of Presence (POP) out of the 700 million will be licensed for the 700 MHz in the coming year, greatly expanding the company’s LTE cover in the United States.  If you remember, T-Mobile acquired the spectrum back in 2014 and have been slowly expanding it since then.  Currently there are 185 million POPs in T-Mobile’s inventory that support this spectrum.

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