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T-Mobile to Transition to LTE in a 'Few Years'

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Jan 20, 2011, 12:33 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

T-Mobile today said that it will continue up upgrade its HSPA+ network, which hit 21Mbps last year and will reach 42Mbps this year, before moving to Long Term Evolution. T-Mobile executives explained that it will consider LTE "once devices are readily available and once device quality is on par" with what T-Mobile already offers for HSPA+. The company cautioned, "that will probably not be for a few years." In the meantime, T-Mobile is considering how best to deploy LTE. "Deutsche Telekom is exploring various options to acquire additional spectrum and reduce the gap regarding economies of scale compared with its larger competitors, including partnering with other companies," T-Mobile said in a statement. Verizon Wireless launched LTE in December, and AT&T is planning to launch LTE in mid 2011.

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Slammer

Jan 20, 2011, 1:06 PM

Well Now....

...This is going to get a bit confusing. T-mobile claims they have 4G, yet they want to transition to a 4G technology in 2013.

So what is it T-mobile? Are you now claiming that HSPA+ is not sufficient to call it 4G? Are you going to call LTE 5G?

I'm very curious on your direction here.

John B.
HA!

Good one.
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Lol good point. But lets not forget about AT&T.... They are calling their 7.2 mbps HSPA+ a "4g" network, and on top of that they started doing it right before they plan to launch LTE. What are they going to tell their customers that are upgrading toda...
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In my opinion. T-mobile upgrades its network right now for less money giving customers comparable if not better "4g"speeds than LTE while they sit back and watch everyone else fumble around with it and work out the kinks.
Then in two years whe...
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hahahaha
you're totally..
right! Laughing
they're so funny
Slammer said:
...This is going to get a bit confusing. T-mobile claims they have 4G, yet they want to transition to a 4G technology in 2013.

So what is it T-mobile? Are you now claiming that HSPA+ is not sufficient to call it 4
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???
It doesn't matter anymore who is right or wrong. The ITU changed their mind in December 2010 and certified HSPA+ as "4G", too.

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