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Failed AT&T Deal Paved Way for T-Mobile's LTE Play

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Mar 13, 2012, 12:28 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile USA CTO Neville Ray today said that company was able to develop its current LTE migration strategy thank in part to the collapse of its acquisition by larger rival AT&T. "We're getting new AWS spectrum as a result of the termination of the AT&T deal (pending regulatory approval), which we will use for LTE," said Ray. T-Mobile also plans to refarm its 1900MHz spectrum holdings for its 3G network, freeing up space in its AWS spectrum holdings for LTE. "With the AT&T breakup spectrum factored in, T-Mobile will have sufficient spectrum to roll out LTE with 20MHz to about 75% of the top 25 markets in 2013. Most remaining markets will have 10MHz." T-Mobile said that while it's primary focus is to deploy LTE, it is still evaluating the potential evolution of its current network technology, including the possibility of improving it from 42Mbps to 84Mbps (theoretical max download speeds). Last, Ray pointed out that by refarming its 1900MHz spectrum for 3G services, it will be compatible with a broader range of devices, such as the Apple iPhone. T-Mobile's rivals, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless, all offer the iPhone and T-Mobile does not.

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