April 27, 2017 —
T-Mobile has turned on its “Extended Range LTE” for the Chicago metropolitan area, which uses 700 MHz spectrum to carry signals twice as far from cell sites and is four times better in buildings.
In December of last year, T-Mobile closed the deal to acquire 700 MHz low-band spectrum from Leap Licenseco, an AT&T subsidiary, enabling the company to deliver its Extended Range LTE coverage to 10.9 million people throughout the Chicago metro area. T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE has already been deployed to cover 240 million people across the country. Extended Range LTE is just part of T-Mobile’s overall LTE coverage, which reaches 312 million people.
T-Mobile now has 700 MHz A-block spectrum that covers all of the top 10 US markets and is capable of covering 272 million Americans – or 84 percent of the US population – with Extended Range LTE.
T-Mobile has deployed 700 MHz coverage nationwide including cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Boston, Rochester, New York City, Cincinnati, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area