T-Mobile tilkynnt today it has recently implemented 4×4 MIMO in 319 cities across the United States, effectively doubling the number of data paths between the network’s cell towers and compatible smartphones.
Flugrekandinn hefur einnig hleypt af stokkunum 256 QAM fyrir niðurhal og 64 QAM til að hlaða upp yfir helmingi netkerfisins, með landsbundnum útfærslu sem lokið verður í lok október. Þessar nýju kvadrature amplitude mótulation technologies increase the number of bits delivered per transmission for even faster LTE speeds. Combined with 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM delivers theoretical download speeds up to 400 Mbps.
Meanwhile, T-Mobile said it now covers nearly 312 million customers in the United States, bringing it to within 99.7% of Verizon’s coverage.
Qualcomm’s X12 modem, an viðeigandi frambjóðandi fyrir iPhone 7, supports 4×4 MIMO, so it is possible that some models could benefit from the technology. However, Apple is expected to use Intel’s XMM 7360 LTE modem fyrir hluta af iPhone 7 módel, þ.mt AT & T módel, and 4×4 MIMO is not an advertised feature of that chipset. iPhone 6s and older models do not support 4×4 MIMO.
T-Mobile customers with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge will be covered by 4×4 MIMO following a software update later this month.