T-Mobile in the USA has today announced it's plans for a new LTE network that is actually made possible by the failure of joining forces with AT&T.
Last week, T-Mobile secured the AWS spectrum licenses from AT&T which were agreed to as part of the breakup of the proposed merger between the two companies. This new spectrum, in addition to the refarming effort, enables the launch of LTE in AWS spectrum and up to 20 MHz of LTE in 75% of the top 25 markets.
"Were making great progress on our four billion dollar 4G network transformation," said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. "With these partners on board and the AT&T AWS spectrum secured, were on track to enhance our 4G experience this year and deliver nationwide LTE in 2013."via
T-Mobile also announced that its nationwide HSPA network has expanded to deliver a competitive 4G experience to well over 220 million people in 229 markets. In addition to an expanding 4G footprint, the 4G experience T-Mobile provides is pervasive among its customer base.
"In contrast to our competitors, nearly half of T-Mobiles postpaid smartphone customers are using a 4G device," said Ray. "Not only are we delivering a fast 4G experience to a higher percentage of our customers, were also making it more affordable to step up to 4G. Whether youre purchasing one of our latest 4G superphones - or bringing your own device, you can get better value with T-Mobile."