T-Mobile USA declared today designs to start rollout of a 4G LTE network by 2013. The wireless carrier, America’s fourth largest,wishes the extra of “affordable” LTE connectivity, as well asexpansion of its fast HSPA+ network, can assist stop customers fromfleeing to other networks.
“We need to be experience for delivering the best value in wirelessbecause of the progressed technology we deliver at an affordableprice,” said Philipp Humm CEO and President of T-Mobile USA, ina statement. “Throughout the next two years, we are prioritizingand investing in initiatives planned to acquire T-Mobile back togrowth in the years ahead — beginning with the transformation ofour network.”
It willas well employ the new wireless spectrum band awarded to the companylike a result of the failed merger with AT&T to assist bolsterits network capabilities, as long as the Federal CommunicationsCommission approves the move. It will even decrease the amount of1900 MHz PCS spectrum being employed for 2G service, in order toimprove its HSPA+ offerings. The company wants to offer “4G”service (either HSPA+ or LTE) across the top 50 markets in the US bynext year.
In a conference call, T-Mobile’schief technology office Neville Ray said the company would proffer 10LTE-enabled devices in 2013, and 4G support for the iPhone. Ray didnot clarify whether he meant the HSPA+ connectivity of the iPhone 4S,or an upcoming LTE iPhone. Now, Verizon has the nation’s largest anfastest LTE network. AT&T has rolled out LTE to about two dozenmarkets. And Sprint tells it will launch its first LTE device inthe middle of this year.