T-Mobile announced today that it has opened a new 20,000 square foot laboratory that will be used to test devices. It includes smartphones, that connect to the operator’s network, including IoG 5G, 4G LTE, 3G, LAA and Narrowband. Located in Bellevue, Washington, where the T-Mobile Launch Pad innovation center is located. The new lab is where the new T-Mobile Device Lab reports “Tappy” in the news. Wireless operator engineers will optimize the quality of the voice and data signals, videos and more. It is where T-Mobile will test the ability of the new devices to withstand heat, water, and extreme drops. The operator also checks for the latest software, application. And service updates to see how they fit on new phones, tablets, and portable devices.
There will be many 5G tests in the lab to make sure the devices work well with the next-gen of wireless connectivity. This will include tests on low, medium and mmWave band frequencies. T-Mobile plans to use a combination of the three to build the first nationwide 5G network in the United States. He also explains why T-Mobile wants to merge with Sprint; The latter has many 2.5 GHz mid-range radio waves.
“5G will unlock SO MANY new capabilities and opportunities for innovation. And with that comes new complexities in delivering the technology to customers,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile. “We’ve evolved in this new era of wireless to deliver continuous innovation and the best 5G experience possible — from the network to the devices in their hands — which is why I’m So. Damn. Proud. of this amazing team and cutting-edge lab.”- Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile
The new lab also includes the 5G Sub-6 GHz radio performance camera with 50 antennas positioned at different angles. This camera can help you measure how far a 5G signal can travel from the cell site. And still, offer a quality connection. The 5G mm-Wave antenna range also features a base station at one end of the room with a smartphone at the other end. This helps engineers to ensure that the phone receives a 5G quality signal. T-Mobile says that high-frequency mmWave antennas require further testing to make sure everything works as it should.
T-Mobile has already successfully completed data sessions over its 600MHz spectrum
Other rooms are used to ensure that the operator’s 5G signals arrive regardless of the obstacles they may encounter. Although the operator did not specifically mention it, it appears that the latest version of “Tappy”. The robot that is used to test the way a phone responds to the customer’s use of a week in one day. The drop test lets devices to hit a concrete floor from 14 different angles. That is to evaluate how to resist the boring moments of the subscriber.
The 5G is the next generation of wireless connectivity and promises to deliver data speeds ten times faster than 4G LTE. HD movies that take a few minutes to download today will be fully loaded in seconds. More importantly, 5G speeds will help create new businesses in the same way. 4G LTE helped create the shared travel industry and two multi-million-dollar companies (Uber and Lyft).
T-Mobile has already successfully completed data sessions in its 600 MHz spectrum. The company spent nearly $ 8 billion during an FCC auction to get its stakes. Because low-frequency waves travel farther and penetrate better in buildings. On the other hand, the mmWave spectrum may not move so far or penetrate buildings as well as low bandwidth stocks. But they can handle more traffic and offer extremely high data rates. If T-Mobile failed to close the merger with Sprint, the company would have asked the FCC to load the average band spectrum in the 3.7 GHz-4.2 GHz range.