Our network

Built on positive energy.

Keeping it green.

Energy powers the Mobile Age. It recharges your device’s battery, keeps you connected, powers our state-of-the-art network, heats and cools our stores, and powers our care centers and offices. And because energy use affects the environment, we’re increasing our efficiency and investing in renewable sources.

The future is renewable.

Our goal is to cover all our usage with renewable energy by 2021. We’ve joined RE100, a global initiative uniting businesses committed to 100% renewable energy.


Higher speeds, lower power.

Our energy team researches and designs innovative ways to boost efficiency and cut energy across our entire business. And our top priority is optimizing the operation of our Un-carrier Network.

  • Over the past five years, the data carried by our network has increased by over 23 times. But, because we're rolling out the most energy efficient technologies, our consumption has declined. 
  • We continue to expand our capacity through re-farming existing spectrum and implementing state-of-the-art technologies including Voice over LTE ("VoLTE"), Carrier Aggregation, MIMO, and 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation ("QAM").
  • Our new low band spectrum increases our service areas, improves in-building penetration, and improves your coverage all while increasing network efficiency.
  • We're implementing new technologies that reduce the demands of heating and cooling our cellular equipment.

 


Our impact


The average energy footprint of a device operating on T-Mobile’s network for one year is about 17% of the energy used by a 42” LCD screen.


America’s fastest 4G LTE network runs on just 25% of the energy used by 3G networks.


Scoping out emissions.

Our greenhouse gas emissions come from things like our field-techs’ vehicles, the energy used by our network and buildings, and our air travel, all totaling 1,145,477 metric tons in 2016.

98% of that total comes from the production of the electricity we purchase. Our investments in clean energy from windfarms will go a long way toward reducing our net emissions.

We’re also making our cell towers more efficient by using less propane and diesel to power our radio cells.

FOCUS ON

Renewable energy

We’re facing climate change head on with the largest wind power investment ever by a U.S. wireless company.