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T-Mobile to Transition 3G from AWS to PCS and Use AWS for LTE

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Feb 23, 2012, 12:34 PM

Good for ya TMO!!!

AT&T deal fell through, now pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep people employed. Good on ya! 😎
Now we just need to hear how T-MO plans to still serve the millions of its customers with recently bought 4G handsets. Not all of them are planning to get rid off them for a few more years.

Feb 24, 2012, 5:58 PM

What about GSM in 10 MHz areas?

If memory serves, the reason T-Mobile needed the AWS spectrum was because of a shortage of spectrum in some areas. As I recall, there are areas where they only have one 10 MHz block. If that's still true, how are they doing to launch 3G on 1900 in those areas, since, as I understand it, WCDMA needs a minimum of 10 MHz to operate, leaving no room to keep GSM alive?

Or did they get spectrum from AT&T in all of the places where they only have 10 MHz?

And that also makes me think that, if any of the spectrum AT&T is turning over is already in use, this could put the squeeze on their network and customers. Good for T-Mo subs but bad for AT&T subs, unless that spectrum has been sitting idle, in which case it puts the lie even more forcefu...
I didn't believe it.

at&t said they were turning over spectrum in 7 of the top 10 markets, which, if I remember, includes Los Angeles and Chicago, gigantic markets.

If they had that spectrum and were sitting on it unused, all I can say is at&t...
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