The Un-carrier’s™ already wicked fast mobile speeds get up to a 50% increase in speed with Wideband LTE upgrade
Bellevue, Washington – November 20, 2014 – On the heels of recent LTE upgrades in Philadelphia and Connecticut, T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) today announced that Wideband LTE has landed in Boston, MA. Already the fastest, T-Mobile has made mobile speeds even faster around Beantown by upgrading its LTE network to Wideband LTE, bringing up to a 50% increase in mobile speeds to LTE customers. In addition to Boston, customers in surrounding areas – including Springfield, Worcester as well as Providence and Warwick, RI – are all experiencing super-fast download speeds, making access to their favorite content seem almost instantaneous. Already in November, T-Mobile customers in the greater Boston area have observed download speeds as high as 94 Mbps.
Wideband LTE doubles the bandwidth and increases the capacity of T-Mobile’s LTE network to help deliver faster peak speeds. It is like adding more lanes to a freeway for all LTE customers to speed along in. With T-Mobile’s Wideband LTE, customers can download a full 90 minute HD movie to their phone or tablet in three and half minutes or a whole album in just nine seconds with theoretical peak download speeds of 110 Mbps.
With the average download speed in the Boston area clocking in at 24.1 Mbps, T-Mobile customers are seeing speeds faster than AT&T, one and a half times faster than Verizon and two and half times faster than Sprint.
“Our T-Mobile customers in Boston are going to love the speed boost that Wideband LTE is bringing to their lives,” said Tom Ellefson, Vice President – Engineering, T-Mobile. “Whether posting to Instagram at a Celtics game, downloading the latest movie, checking in to Boston Harbor on Facebook or online shopping, every one of our T-Mobile LTE customers can immediately take advantage of this network upgrade on their mobile device or tablet.”
Boston is just the latest area to get a speed boost, as the Un-carrier ™ continues to expand coverage and enhance performance of its 4G LTE network. Wideband LTE has already been rolled out in the following areas:
- Atlanta, GA
- Greater Bay Area, CA
- Birmingham, AL
- Boise, ID
- Columbus, OH
- Dallas, TX
- Detroit, MI
- Honolulu, HI
- Houston, TX
- Jacksonville, FL
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles, CA
- Minneapolis, MN
- Mobile, AL
- Orlando, FL
- Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Tampa, FL
- Upstate New York Area
T-Mobile’s Data-Strong™ network, the fastest nationwide 4G LTE network, now reaches over 250 million people and was the first to launch:
- Next-gen Wi-Fi Calling in September 2014
- Nationwide HD Voice in January 2013
- Nationwide Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in July 2014
Based on download speeds.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company’s advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to approximately 53 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
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T-Mobile US Media Relations