T-Mobile 600MHz LTE available in 900 locations; Puerto Rico rollout underway

7 Jun 2018

T-Mobile US has expanded its 600MHz Extended Range LTE service to more than 900 towns and cities across 32 states – including 120 locations previously unserved by 4G services. The cellco notes that it currently offers six 600MHz-capable smartphones, with at least twelve new devices expected to become available later in 2018.

Going forward, T-Mobile has confirmed that it will extend the 600MHz network to Puerto Rico this autumn. Neville Ray, CTO at T-Mobile, commented: ‘After the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last year, we saw an opportunity to rebuild the network better than new – to rebuild with 5G-ready gear.’

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 (50MHz in Puerto Rico). The network went live in August 2017, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Puerto Rico, United States,T-Mobile Puerto Rico, T-Mobile US,



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.