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CES 2014: T-Mobile press conference (live blog)

T-Mobile is ready to make some waves at CES 2014.

  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:56:34 PM
    In 2013, 4G LTE reached 273 metro areas and 209M pops.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:56:40 PM
    Get ready for a network announcement.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:56:43 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:56:48 PM
    Cue ta video mashing up other carrier ads.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:56:54 PM
    AT&T and Verizon mostly.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:57:07 PM
    Faster is better, the video's tagline says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:57:10 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:57:13 PM
    Maybe a speed upgrade from T-Mobile?
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:57:22 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:57:34 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:57:49 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:58:00 PM
    T-Mobile is now the fastest 4G LTE network in the nation.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:58:08 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:58:31 PM
    Cites speedtest.net and how we all sit around doing speed tests.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:58:32 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:58:39 PM
    It's a fascinating thing we all do, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:58:42 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:58:49 PM
    He says the data is all stored. Millions of tests.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:58:58 PM
    People do these tests are, not where they aren't.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:59:01 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:59:04 PM
    That's where they do speed tests.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:59:12 PM
    If you look at that data, we win by a mile.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:59:20 PM
    It's not that Root Metrics crap, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:59:32 PM
    This changes every minute of every day, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:59:44 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:59:47 PM
    He said he would challenge us to a speed test. Of course, they probably optimized the network here.
  • Carrie Mihalcik 1/8/2014 8:59:49 PM
    T-Mobile adds 1.6 million subscribers in the fourth quarter ces.cnet.com
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:59:55 PM
    For once, we agree with AT&T that faster is better, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:00:04 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:00:24 PM
    On Twitter, one of his favorite hashtags is #randall. (AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson).
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:00:37 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:00:48 PM
    Our 20 by 20 network has download speeds of 147 MB/sec. The 10 by 10 is 72 MB/sec.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:00:49 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:00:59 PM
    Neville Ray, T-Mobile's network guru, is up on stage now.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:01:06 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:01:26 PM
    Ha...Neville's wearing a t-mobile t-shirt underneath his suit jacket, like Legere.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:01:32 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:01:49 PM
    Ray talks about how far T-Mobile has come with its network. Went from nothing to the fastest network in the nation.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:01:54 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:02:19 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:02:21 PM
    Ray talks about how the claims made by the carriers. It's billions of dollars spent in advertising.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:02:46 PM
    How do they get the data? They hire people to test the network, driving around. The consultants test the data and after a few months, you get the data.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:03:07 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:03:10 PM
    The claim data you see from AT&T is way way old. At some points, T-Mobile didn't even have an LTE network in those areas.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:03:33 PM
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