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T-Mobile's gigabit network push reaches 430 markets in US

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Larry Armitage
Nov 09, 2017 18:57
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T-Mobile now offers 1-gigabit-per-second mobile networks in 430 markets, an expansion it hopes will extend its progress wooing subscribers away from the more powerful Verizon and ATToday's mobile networks are powered by a technology called LTE (Long Term Evolution), and T-Mobile has brought that to 920 US markets, it announced at a press conference Thursday.

In nearly half of those markets, T-Mobile has the equipment and radio airwaves available to offer gigabit download speeds.

One of those places is San Jose, California.

At a press conference here, T-Mobile and Qualcomm demonstrated a download speed of 611 megabits per second -- what the companies call "gigabit class" if not exactly 1Gbps.

The unending progress in mobile networks is remarkable -- but you may not fully appreciate it.

For one thing, we're all using networks more heavily with music, photos and videos that rapidly sponge up any new network capacity.

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