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T-Mobile to Boost MetroPCS' Footprint

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May 15, 2013, 1:26 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

T-Mobile plans to aggressively expand the reach of MetroPCS' network footprint by 100 million points of presence over the next six quarters. The network will expand to 15 major metropolitan areas quickly, though the markets and exact timing were not revealed. T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter, speaking to investors, said that T-Mobile and MetroPCS have already finalized the integration of their back-office systems. T-Mobile will be pushing HSPA+ and LTE devices to MetroPCS stores within weeks. These devices will be sold under Metro's brand, but will operate on T-Mobile's network. Carter said that T-Mobile beat its mid-year goal of covering 170 million POPs with HSPA+ in its 1900MHz spectrum, and will easily hit 200 million by the end of the year. Braxton also indicated that T-Mobile will cover 100 million POPs with LTE by mid-year, and 200 million by year's end.

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May 15, 2013, 3:49 PM

What about killing off 2G???. . .

Any news/progress regarding the killing of of 2G? In T-Mobile's entire network???
Entire network probably wont happen this year. They have refarmed a large number of 2G spectrum in a lot of places I dont have the direct link for that information on this computer but when I get home I can link to that information that can be found o...
No news, no progress. T-Mobile has refarmed a large amount of the 2G spectrum... but not all of it, and the 2G network does, and will remain active for the forseeable future, with no plans to have it shut down. Every single indication I've got from w...
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