T-Mobile outlines solid LTE progress

18 Jun 2012

T-Mobile USA has revealed that it expects to have 400 sites upgraded with Long Term Evolution (LTE) equipment by the end of this month, and is on course to have 2,500 cell sites LTE-enabled by the end of July; the cellco hopes to begin offering commercial LTE services in 2013. The update was provided as part of a blog post on T-Mobile’s website. The entry, written by Dave Mayo, senior vice president of technology, reads: ‘Just last month T-Mobile announced multi-year agreements with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks to support our USD4 billion 4G network evolution plan, which will include a modernisation of 37,000 cell sites and a move to the latest, state-of-the-art, ‘LTE Release 10’-capable equipment … We’ve also secured zoning approval, or do not require zoning, for over 19,500 sites and have completed necessary entitlement work, including obtaining building permits for over 4,000 sites … Finally, LTE trials are underway and this summer we’ll begin using Release 10 equipment in these trials’.

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