Tuesday, May 21, 2013

T-Mobile 4G LTE signal shows up in NYC, Minneapolis and Detroit

Customers are now reporting to see T-Mobile 4G LTE pop up in locations that weren’t set to go live until later this year. It appears they’re running some pre-commercial launch tests to see how real world speeds and load is handled in larger markets. So far customers in New York City, Detroit and Minneapolis are reporting LTE showing up on LTE compatible handsets. T-Mobile plans to officially launch Minneapolis in late May, while Detroit and New York City won’t be officially live until June. T-Mobile’s goal is to cover 100 million POPs with LTE by the mid part of 2013 and over 200 million POPs by the end of 2013. If they meet their goal it will put them close to Sprint’s 4G LTE coverage, but far behind both Verizon and AT&T who are dominating LTE coverage now.

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