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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 9:03:37 PM
    So T-Mobile is touting Speedtest.net data. The folks there have been looking at the data for months
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:03:50 PM
    He's going to show data from yesterday. That's how real this stuff is, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:04:02 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:04:07 PM
    Millions of folks use that app to test their network. It's fabulous, he says. It's crowdsourcing.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:04:44 PM
    FCC has launched its own speed test app, and it's similar to Speedtest.net. The government will start saying the same thing we're saying soon, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:04:58 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:05:00 PM
    Ray says we're also the most consistently fast 4G LTE network.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:05:29 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:05:31 PM
    Look at 5-6 MB/sec speed, 85% of the time a T-Mobile customer tests it, they get a faster connection. Not just peaks, but a consistent and reliable service we're putting in the hands of our customers.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:05:40 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:05:53 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:05:58 PM
    In December, T-Mobile had an avg speed of 17.8, vs. 14.7 from AT&T and 14.3 from Verizon.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:06:16 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:06:20 PM
    AT&T and Verizon know about this stuff. They see this stuff, he says. We crossed these speeds way back in early Q4, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:06:31 PM
    Oh, there's Sprint at 7.9 Mbps.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:06:36 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:06:37 PM
    I don't know what to say about, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:06:54 PM
    When the Sprint guys get their 200M pops of low-speed LTE done, I'm going to throw them a party, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:07:09 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:07:13 PM
    Someone ask Dan when Sprint will get 200 million pops and a full nationwide network, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:07:38 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:07:42 PM
    Shows off data from yesterday, T-Mobile at 16.8, Verizon at 15.1, AT&T at 13.7, and Sprint at 7.6.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:07:51 PM
    That was Jan. 7.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:07:58 PM
    No more historical BS from us, Ray says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:08:14 PM
    The AT&T is going to push an old tired message from an old tired company.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:08:20 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:08:37 PM
    Ray mocks AT&T's HD Voice announcement, noting T-Mobile has 10M customers with HD Voice.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:08:42 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:09:10 PM
    We've got a big nationwide footprint, he says. Now we're piling on the spectrum. 15 by 15 and 20 by 20 -- that's more spectrum capacity for higher speeds.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:09:18 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:09:41 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:09:56 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:10:20 PM
    T-Mobile airs a commercial showing that its wireless network is faster than AT&T's home broadband (U-Verse).
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:10:40 PM
    Dang, not only going after AT&T's mobile business, but its landline biz too.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:10:43 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:10:55 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:10:57 PM
    T-Mobile Wideband I guess is its equivalent of Sprint's Spark (in terms of marketing terms).
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:11:11 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:11:21 PM
    Your LTE device is already compatible with T-Mobile Wideband LTE, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:11:37 PM
    All T-Mobile products out there can benefit from speed increases. As we add more spectrum, speeds improve.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:12:15 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:12:17 PM
    Of course, T-Mobile's average speed is based off of fewer markets.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:12:41 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 9:12:53 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 9:12:55 PM
    Verizon is adding more AWS spectrum, but he notes that its current phones don't have compatibility with AWS spectrum, he says.
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