Already the fastest network in Connecticut, Wideband LTE upgrade skyrockets data speeds up to 50%
Bellevue, Washington – October 24, 2014 – T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) today announced that it has just made things a whole lot faster in Connecticut. The Un-carrier™ upgraded its LTE network, already America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network, to Wideband LTE, bringing up to a 50% increase in speed to customers in major cities including Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, Fairfield, Meriden, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury.
Wideband LTE adds more “lanes” to the T-Mobile network, increasing capacity and speeds for everyone by giving customers a multi-lane data freeway. Using T-Mobile’s Wideband LTE, customers can download a full 90 minute HD movie in three and half minutes or a whole album in just nine seconds with theoretical peak download speeds of 110 Mbps.
“We rolled out the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network last year, but we didn’t stop there. We’re continuing to upgrade our network at a breakneck pace – VoLTE, HD Voice and Wideband LTE – for even more ridiculously fast speeds and a better quality experience,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile. “The best part is that customers can use T-Mobile’s Wideband LTE right away. While with Sprint or Verizon you may need to buy a new phone to use their newest technologies, every T-Mobile customer with an LTE phone or tablet immediately benefits from this upgrade.”
T-Mobile customers in these areas are seeing speeds faster than AT&T and Verizon, and almost two and half times faster than Sprint. From the city of Stamford, Yale University, Hartford and in other popular areas of the state, T-Mobile customers are downloading with average speeds of 30 Mbps and observed speeds as high as 80 Mbps in October 2014. Those speeds are good news for Connecticut customers who on average use 2.03 GB/month of data .
Connecticut is just the latest area to get a network upgrade, as the Un-carrier continues to expand coverage and enhance performance of its 4G LTE network. Wideband LTE has already been rolled out in:
- Atlanta, GA
- Birmingham, AL
- Columbus, OH
- Dallas, TX
- Detroit, MI
- Honolulu, HI
- Houston, TX
- Jacksonville, FL
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles, CA
- Minneapolis, MN
- Mobile, AL
- Orlando, FL
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Tampa, FL
- Upstate New York Area
Often imitated, never duplicated, T-Mobile’s Data-Strong™ network leads the industry 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
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 for 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. It currently serves approximately 50.5 million wireless customers and provides products and services through approximately 70,000 total points of distribution. For more information, please visit https://www.t-mobile.com.
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T-Mobile US Media Relations
 Based on September data