Tuesday, January 29, 2013

T-Mobile 4G LTE found in Las Vegas

A few weeks ago we mentioned that T-Mobile was only a few weeks from launching 4G LTE in Las Vegas. Forum members over at XDA Developers are now reporting to see 4G LTE in and around Las Vegas. However, so far the speed tests aren’t that impressive and show 10Mbps download and 5Mbps upload, which is slower than Verizon, AT&T and Sprint LTE. In fact, these speeds are still slower than T-Mobiles 4G HSPA+ network in some areas!

There is speculation that the speed isn’t there because they’re only using a 5x5Mhz configuration. Insiders say that T-Mobile has a lot of other sites 4G LTE ready and they’re ready to launch a variety of LTE markets in quick succession soon. For those of you keeping track of LTE market totals Verizon stands at 476 cities, AT&T at 175 cities, Sprint at 70 cities and T-Mobile is finally on the board with 1 city.