T-Mobile's 100Mbps Wideband-LTE Just Activated in NYC

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    While T-Mobile continues to upgrade their existing infrastructure to include 4G LTE, that isn't keeping them from pushing forward with more advanced technologies in other areas as well. They just started rolling out what they call their "Wideband-LTE" in New York City.

    The new upgrade will effect areas in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Northern NJ. It basically includes data speeds up to 100Mbps. You can see the full press release in the thread below.

    Source: T-Mobile Wideband LTE Blows by the Competition in New York T-Mobile Newsroom
     
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    Here's that full presser from T-Mobile:

    "Un-carrier advances Wideband LTE roll-out, delivering unmatched network speeds in markets all across the U.S.— and promises more to come in 2015

    New York, NY − December 15, 2014 − T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) today confirmed reported sightings of massive network speeds in recent days, announcing its Wideband LTE is now live throughout the greater New York City metro area. Building on a LTE network that already offers the fastest speeds in the area, the launch of Wideband LTE boosts network speeds up to 50 percent. Already, T-Mobile customers in the metro area have reported download speeds in excess of an unprecedented 100 Mbps. In addition to Manhattan, Wideband LTE now covers T-Mobile customers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Northern NJ. All of Westchester County, including White Plains and Scarsdale as well as Central New Jersey will be added soon.
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    “New Yorkers deserve a network that moves at the blazing speed of this amazing city. Our LTE network was already fastest here. Now, with the launch of Wideband LTE, we’ve widened our lead even further throughout the greater metro area,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile. “We are working relentlessly to bring more Wideband LTE to more markets in 2015 for our customers to enjoy.”

    To serve up faster peak network speeds, Wideband LTE increases bandwidth and capacity on T-Mobile’s LTE network. That means more lanes for Un-carrier™ LTE customers to speed along in. With T-Mobile Wideband LTE, customers can download a full 90-minute HD movie to their phone or tablet in just three and a half minutes or a whole album in just nine seconds with theoretical peak download speeds of 110 Mbps.

    T-Mobile customers in and around New York City have been using an average of 2.6 GB of data per month with average download speeds of 22.2 Mbps − faster than AT&T and Verizon and more than two times faster than Sprint’s network speeds.

    The city that never sleeps is just the latest US metro area to get a Wideband LTE speed boost – as the Un-carrier’s network coverage expansions and performance enhancements of America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network never stop. As of today, Wideband LTE is available in 27 major markets or in 120 metros (metropolitan statistical areas).

    The full list of metros now covered by T-Mobile Wideband LTE includes:
    Alabama
    • Birmingham-Hoover
    • Daphne-Fairhope-Foley
    • Florence-Muscle Shoals
    • Huntsville
    • Mobile
    • Selma
    • Tuscaloosa
    • Valley
    Arkansas
    • Jonesboro
    California
    • Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine
    • Bakersfield
    • Clearlake
    • Crescent City
    • Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna
    • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
    • Modesto
    • Napa
    • Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley
    • Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
    • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
    • Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade
    • Salinas
    • San Diego-Carlsbad
    • San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco
    • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
    • San Rafael
    • Santa Maria-Santa Barbara
    • Santa Rosa
    • Stockton-Lodi
    • Ukiah
    • Vallejo-Fairfield
    Connecticut
    • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
    • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
    • New Haven-Milford
    Delaware
    • Dover
    • Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ
    Florida
    • Cape Coral-Fort Myers
    • Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
    • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
    • Gainesville
    • Jacksonville
    • Key West
    • Lake City
    • Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
    • Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island
    • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
    • Panama City
    • Port St. Lucie
    • Sebastian-Vero Beach
    • Tallahassee
    • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
    • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach
    Georgia
    • Athens-Clarke County
    • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell
    • Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
    • Calhoun
    • Gainesville
    Hawaii
    • Urban Honolulu
    Idaho
    • Boise City
    Illinois
    • Champaign-Urbana
    • Rockford
    Massachusetts
    • Boston
    • Cambridge-Newton-Framingham
    • Springfield
    • Worcester, MA-CT
    Michigan
    • Ann Arbor
    • Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia
    • Grand Rapids-Wyoming
    • Ionia
    • Kalamazoo-Portage
    • Monroe
    • Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
    Minnesota
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
    • Rochester
    Mississippi
    • Tupelo
    Missouri
    • St. Joseph, MO-KS
    Nevada
    • Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise
    New Hampshire
    • Rockingham County-Strafford County
    New Jersey
    • Atlantic City-Hammonton
    • Camden
    • Newark, NJ-PA
    • Ocean City
    • Trenton
    • Vineland-Bridgeton
    New York
    • Albany-Schenectady-Troy
    • Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls
    • Syracuse
    North Carolina
    • Fayetteville
    Ohio
    • Columbus
    • Toledo
    Oregon
    • Astoria
    • Bend-Redmond
    • Corvallis
    • Eugene
    • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
    • Salem
    Pennsylvania
    • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
    • Harrisburg-Carlisle
    • Lancaster
    • Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County
    • Philadelphia
    • Reading
    • Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton
    • State College
    • York-Hanover
    Rhode Island
    • Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
    Tennessee
    • Chattanooga, TN-GA
    • Cleveland
    • Jackson
    Texas
    • Dallas-Plano-Irving
    • Fort Worth-Arlington
    • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
    Washington
    • Bellingham
    • Longview
    • Mount Vernon-Anacortes
    • Oak Harbor
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
    • Spokane-Spokane Valley
    Wisconsin
    • Appleton
    • Oshkosh-Neenah
    T-Mobile plans to build on the huge progress made in 2014 and continue its aggressive roll-out of Wideband LTE to even more markets in 2015 and beyond.

    Based on download speeds comparison against the other major national carriers.

    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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    WHOA, Modesto CA is on the list. Thats amazing that we are getting it. I'm not directly in Modesto but just 15 mins down the freeway. Hopefully it'll start to branch out and hit us.
     
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    On a side note.. I hope they enable LTE Band 12 on the Xperia Z3 soon.
     
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    4th largest city in Ohio. Who's coffers were filled in that? Doesn't really matter. Vzw can't get their aws to work on some towers either.
     
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    I'm waiting for band 12 myself on the Note Edge.

    I'm in one of the mentioned areas, but am not feeling the love.

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    Which phones can take advantage of WB-LTE?
     
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    I'm curious about this as well.
     
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    This sounds awesome. I'll check it out on my device right now.
     
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