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T-Mobile USA Targeting 2013 for LTE Launch

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Feb 23, 2012, 9:24 AM

Day late and a dollar short?

2013? So.....when Verizon finishes rolling out 4G LTE to their ENTIRE network footprint (aka-everywhere), T-Mobile will begin rolling out LTE? I wonder if they will role that out to just the large cities too like they do now with HSPA? So LTE, HSPA and 3G for the cities and maybe just EDGE for everywhere else still. Is this how they do business in Europe? I would imagine Telefonica, Vodafone, etc would wipe them out. Verizon will be all LTE, AT&T will be a blend LTE/3G, ditto with Sprint. I think T-Mobile should commit to building out their native data network big time and to eliminating EDGE for, as a minimum, 3G. Would be so nice if Google or someone with deep pockets & vision bought them off of DT.
In their defense, there is no rush to deploy LTE first. HSPA+ may not be as fast as LTE but it's better than 3G. LTE phones are expensive and suffer from terrible battery problems, but by 2013 , they will be cheaper and hopefully battery technology wi...
tether said:
I think T-Mobile should commit to building out their native data network big time and to eliminating EDGE for, as a minimum, 3G.

So you are recommending that they disenfranchise existing customers with...
t-moble lost customer last quarter and they are the only carrier that lost customers! I dont know why the feds will not approve the buyout since the spectrum and bandwidth is all jammd up! the government can be stupid sometimes!
"T-Mobile plans to reduce the amount of 1900MHz PCS spectrum used for 2G GSM services and refarm -- or repurpose it -- for HSPA+ in the PCS band. By moving its 3G network services from its AWS spectrum (1700MHz) to its PCS spectrum, T-Mobile will free...

Feb 23, 2012, 4:58 PM

Day late due to at&t

You really think that if T-Mobile had this planned this whole time they have waited this long to announce it?

It is very, very obvious that the acquisition process that T-Mobile went through when at&t was trying to buy them would have stopped any network upgrade / rollout plans, or announcements. Probably by more than a year.

You want to blame somebody for this? Blame at&t.
But we blame AT&T for everything... unless we blame Sprint.... or Verizon. We need someone new to blame. Lol
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