T-Mobile Will Begin Selling 3G Next Year
Oct 6, 2006, 11:19 AM by (staff)
T-Mobile USA today detailed their launch plans for 3G services using the spectrum the carrier won in the most recent FCC auctions. The company will roll out UMTS / HSDPA service beginning mid 2007 in selected markets, and expects to offer nationwide 3G coverage by the end of 2008. CEO Robert Dotson says the company has "already completed 50 percent of the UMTS equipment rollout in New York." Because T-Mobile 3G services will be in a new band (1700 MHz) that no carrier could previously use, they will not be able to use current 3G handsets. However T-Mobile feels that because their 3G service will be limited to a single band, that they will be able to offer inexpensive 3G handsets after launch. Dotson also revealed that T-Mobile will launch UMA Cellular / Wi-Fi services beginning next year.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
T-Mobile Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
U.S. Cellular Likely to Sit Out 600MHz Spectrum Auction
U.S. Cellular CEO Ken Meyers said the company has an adequate supply of spectrum and therefore doesn't think it will be necessary to participate in the upcoming 600MHz auction.
Verizon Recommits to VoLTE Rollout This Year
Verizon Wireless today said it will officially rollout VoLTE services "later this year." Verizon originally committed to launching VoLTE by the end of 2013, but then delayed the launch for reasons unknown. Though Verizon Wireless did not say exactly when VoLTE will finally get off the ground, it did share a few more details about what consumers can expect.
Tmobile Usa should be very strong after this network is in the major cities
I think their peers, now, need to pay attention to T-mobile because they are now a real threat.
Said the "market analyst" who predicted Tmob was being fitted for a casket.
Wanna buy some pom-poms...
Myfaves is attracting a lot of customers to add or sign up, that general ARPU will raise a bit
Getting things straight in my noggin...
I am making sense, right?
Can you help me understand this please
Why 1700? are there any pros or cons regarding these?
Dotson also revealed that T-Mobile will launch UMA Cellular / Wi-Fi services beginning next year.
I'm not understaning this either how does wi-fi differ from 3G, both just access the Internet right? How does wi-fi differ from their current hotspots? I don't don't understand thank you.
As far as UMA cellul...
1700 MHz) that no carrier could previously use, they will not be able to use current 3G handsets.
You are exactly right about this. 1700 MHz is a brand...
too many ppls have high hope that EA 2100 will work on T-Mobile 3G, this is not true
the difference between EA and T-Mobile 3G is UPLOAD
using 1700 instead of 2100 is reasonable
That means that you will have to buy new phones. I don't know why they did not program the new T-Mobile Pearl Grey V3 with the 1700MHZ.
I just purchase this phone and...
6 Band Handsets?
850, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100
If not, then importing cool phones from Asia will be over for Cingular and T-Mobile customers.
then importing cool phones from Asia will be over for Cingular and T-Mobile customers.
i think we can forget about that for now, b/c it would be more than 6: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 plus UMTS/HSDPA...
since Cingular also got AWS spectrum, then 80meg+ customers will use this band, that encourage manufactures (it's pretty likely moto and HTC) to release out dual-mode, hex-band device
50% Roll out in NYC?
Was that UMTS rollout?
keep in mind, T-Mobile keeps building up nodes, and probably some newly built nodes have inactive 3G equipment builtin, just wait for license and setup
if so, the deployment will be way faster, faster than everybody expec...
more new markets
now with these license, the residents there will enjoy award-winning (JDPA) service