T-Mobile 600 MHz extended range LTE lays foundation for 5G

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has announced it has now lit up 600 MHz (Band 71) Extended Range LTE in 1,254 cities and towns in 36 states, including the island of Puerto Rico, the company said.

The Un-carrier´s deployment of 600 MHz LTE is expanding network coverage and capacity, particularly in rural areas, and lays the foundation for nationwide 5G in 2020 with 5G-ready equipment.

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, T-Mobile quickly deployed resources and personnel to help the island recover, and committed to rebuild the network better than new. Today Puerto Rico is lit up with 600 MHz Extended Range LTE, including some of the areas hit hardest by the hurricane.

T-Mobile US is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through product and service innovation. Its advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers wireless to 75.6 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com.