• Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry and T-Mobile announced the completion of a multi-year 5G network investment totaling more than USD 290 million across the state, including a USD 50 million network upgrade in the Greater New Orleans area.

The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s expansion last month of Ultra Capacity 5G to new communities across Louisiana and the entire country.

Over the past three years, T-Mobile has improved Ultra Capacity 5G (5G UC) connectivity for more than 1.7 million Louisianans, including residents in small towns and rural areas in the state. This expansion provides access to 5G UC coverage to new geographical areas, significantly increases speeds and creates new opportunities for local businesses, schools, healthcare providers, first responders and anyone on T-Mobile’s network.

“T-Mobile’s investment in our state’s infrastructure will pay dividends for years to come,” said Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry. “By bringing high-speed 5G connectivity to more areas of Louisiana, we are making it easier for people to stay connected with their loved ones, access educational opportunities and grow their businesses. I applaud T-Mobile for their commitment to our state and for helping us get even closer to closing the digital divide.”

The multi-year network enhancements include newly deployed 5G coverage and capacity enhancements, via the addition of more than 300 new cell sites and nearly 1,870 upgrades to existing ones. Statewide, T-Mobile now provides 5G service along 99% of interstate highways, US. highways, and state routes across Louisiana. Additionally, 92% of the state’s residents now have access to Mid Band-Ultra Capacity 5G, up 192% in just three years.

According to Ookla, T-Mobile is the fastest provider in the state of Louisiana.

"Governor Landry's leadership in driving economic development in Louisiana, especially for those in more rural and underserved communities, aligns with T-Mobile's commitment to create the best possible network experience in the places where it matters most," said Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology, T-Mobile. "Our multi-year effort to enhance 5G connectivity across Louisiana is already bringing new opportunities for growth through enhanced speeds and better reliability in more places than ever before. And we're just getting started!"

Today, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is available to over 50% of homes in Louisiana, which covers over one million households.

Also Read: T-Mobile Sets New Global Benchmark With 6-Carrier Aggregation