T-Mobile US unveils first 600MHz handset, extends network

1 Sep 2017

Two weeks after launching the world’s first 600MHz LTE sites in Cheyenne, Wyoming, T-Mobile US has announced that it will carry the LG V30, which it claims is the first smartphone capable of supporting 600MHz LTE technology. In a parallel development, the latest location to be added to the cellco’s 600MHz footprint is Scarborough, Maine. Going forward, T-Mobile says that it is on track to launch 600MHz LTE in parts of Wyoming, North-east and South-west Oregon, West Texas, South-west Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, Western North Dakota, additional areas of Maine, Coastal North Carolina, Central Pennsylvania, Central Virginia and Eastern Washington.

TeleGeography notes that T-Mobile US agreed to pay USD7.99 billion for a total of 1,525 regional licences in the FCC licensing process, securing an average of 31MHz of 600MHz spectrum nationwide.

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