The American carrier T-Mobile has recently announced that it has increased the capacity of hundreds of base stations across the United States through the deployment of additional mid-band LTE spectrum. Neville Ray, the chief technology officer of the network operator, noted in his tweet that the upgrades were completed in a span of two weeks, and he also included a video that details the locations where the upgrades were made. Some of the areas where the carrier upgraded its cell sites are located in Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennesee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company executive also noted in his tweet that the carrier will continue improving its services across the country, despite already being recognized by third-party firms as the fastest LTE network in the United States.
With the deployment of additional mid-band LTE spectrum, subscribers of T-Mobile will likely see improvements in the data speeds that they experience on the network. The increase in data speeds is attributed to the ability of the carrier's network to support more connections in the area at the same time.
T-Mobile has been actively involved in the deployment of new network technologies and additional spectrum in an effort to improve its LTE network. Aside from upgrading its cell sites with additional mid-band LTE spectrum, the network operator has also been deploying additional low-band LTE frequencies on its base stations. The key advantage of utilizing low-band spectrum for LTE is that it offers wider coverage and better indoor penetration compared to other frequencies, although lower LTE frequencies offer considerably lower data speeds. T-Mobile is also rolling out the 600MHz frequency across the United States, and the carrier is planning to utilize the spectrum not only for its 4G LTE network but also for its 5G network. T-Mobile's 5G network is going to be available in 30 cities by the end of the year. Some of the cities where the carrier is expected to first deploy its 5G network include New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Dallas.