T-Mobile Release Date, News & Update: 400Mbps LTE Network Treats Better than Verizon's Advanced LTE?

By Tiffany H. Spencer , Updated Sep 09, 2016 01:39 AM EDT
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T-Mobile launch revealed two new technologies that are suggested to boost the LTE speeds of subscribers up to 400 Mbps.  The two new technologies revealed are multiple input, multiple output (MIMO), 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) for download and 64 QAM for upload.

The first piece of technology from T-Mobile is the MIMO. T-Mobile, which is believed to be the first carrier to roll it out. The said technology is expected to double the number of data paths that are available between the smartphones and cellular sites, PC Magazine reported.

MIMO from the T-Mobile launch is expected to be available to customers across 319 cities but only the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices are ready to use the said technology. The Samsung smartphones can reportedly utilize MIMO through a software update which will be released within a month. However, it is expected that more smartphones will soon support MIMO in the future as promised in the T-Mobile launch.

The second piece of technology from the T-Mobile launch is the 256 QAM for download and 64 QAM for upload. It is the new technology that is suggested to increase the number of bits that are being delivered during the transmission to improve its speed, Droid Life reported.

The QAM technology from the T-Mobile launch has already been released to half of the carrier's network. The remaining cell sites are expected to receive it by the end of Oct., reportedly. However, the only devices that could take advantage of the said technology are the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge again.

T-Mobile launch also saw T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray who reportedly blasted Verizon's LTE Advanced which promised up to 300 Mbps. Ray explained that the channel aggregation used by LTE Advanced has already been rolled out by T-Mobile since before. Watch the new T-Mobile Unlimited plans and Data video here.

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