T-Mobile Expands Gigabit Network Push to 430 Markets in US

T-Mobile partnered with Qualcomm On Thursday at an event in San Jose to exhibit the potential of its super-fast gigabit LTE.

T-Mobile has announced that its updated version called LTE Advanced is available in more than 920 US markets.  In 430 of those markets, T-Mobile customers could potentially get 1-gigabit-per-second mobile networks.

T-Mobile’s next-generation LTE Advanced has been in the process for several years. The company is now expanding it to more platforms. The company has the equipment and radio airwaves through which it is offering a faster gigabit download speeds

The company said in the statement that it is surpassing every other national wireless company.

In a live demonstration at an event, T-Mobile demoed a Samsung Galaxy S8 which runs one of the first gigabit LTE phones.  It reached peak download speeds of 611.33 Mbps and upload speeds of 47.35 Mbps.

In another presentation, Qualcomm and T-Mobile demonstrated another gigabit LTE tricks.  They transferred raw files to Google Drive which took mere seconds and without any noticeable latency, they streamed 360-degree 4K video.

T-Mobile’s CTO, Neville Ray, said in a statement, “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.”  “Gigabit Class LTE technology is part of the secret sauce behind our success,” Ray added.

There are other major carriers getting into gigabit LTE including Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. these companies are also investing in the expansion.



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