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T-Mobile Rolling Out 600 MHz Low-Band Wireless (yahoo.com) 47

s122604 quotes a report from Yahoo Finance: T-Mobile, the third largest U.S. national wireless operator, has decided to roll out 600 MHz wireless spectrum in its footprints by this summer. Low-band spectrum is essential for wireless operators as the signals can be transmitted over longer distances and through brick-and-mortar walls in cities. Smartphones for this radio frequency are likely to be made available by Samsung and other manufacturers this summer.
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T-Mobile Rolling Out 600 MHz Low-Band Wireless

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  • to get the benefit of this?
  • and contains no concrete details at all.

  • Then we can get crappy reception all over the world.
  • by Guppy ( 12314 ) on Friday June 16, 2017 @07:59PM (#54636825)

    I'd be interested to know if MVNOs / GoogleFi will get access to this new 600MHz spectrum, once the phone support rolls out.

    • I'd be interested to know if MVNOs / GoogleFi will get access to this new 600MHz spectrum, once the phone support rolls out.

      They will, if they support the handsets that support 600MHz.

      For Fi, this means whatever Nexus or Pixel or flavor of the moment phone Google is pushing at the time. Google tends to have the latest band support in their Fi devices. The Nexus line was among the first to support T-Mobile's Band 12 700MHz signals and it works with Fi too.

      -Former Fi user with a Nexus 6 now on a T-Mo MVNO because it's much less expensive than Fi.

  • First they took away UHF channels 70-83 (800 mhz band)

    Then they took away UHF channels 52-69 (700 mhz band)

    Now they're taking away UHF channels 36-51 (600 mhz band)

    • First they took away UHF channels 70-83 (800 mhz band)

      Then they took away UHF channels 52-69 (700 mhz band)

      Now they're taking away UHF channels 36-51 (600 mhz band)

      Yes, we all long for the days of analog TV where you put the top knob on the U and then spin the bottom knob endlessly to get to channel 60 for reruns of the Andy Griffith Show.

      If you were lucky, you had a little brother for a remote control. Good times.

    • by Kenshin ( 43036 )

      So sad for most of the US where people get maybe 4 OTA channels. /s

      Anyway, they're reassigning television channels in most markets to make up for this.

  • tmobile already has adequate through wall penetration. they already have 700MHz spectrum in most areas.

    however tmobile suffers from having virtually no spectrum compared to Sprint, Verizon, or at&t. they nabbed 20-50MHz of 600MHz in nearly every market in America enough to start a second LTE network up alongside their current one. with carrier aggregation they can double or triple speeds in most areas with this 600MHz spectrum.

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