Wednesday, July 31, 2013

T-Mobile's New LTE Plans for 2013

Now that T-Mobile has already upped their LTE network coverage to 116 cities total, they're ready for the next big step. According to information T-Mobile gave to Light Reading Mobile, T-Mobile has been testing different channel frequencies to see how much speed they can generate. Having already tested 2x5MHz channels, which provided 10-20mbps, they're now testing with 2x10MHz and 10+10MHz - during which they will be using some 3G towers. After some of this testing, T-Mobile CEO John Legere posted speed test results (on Twitter) showing 60mbps download speed and 18mbps upload speed - even adding, "Let's see the others run this fast."  Legere also says, in a recent statement, that T-Mobile plans to 'deploy the new 10+10MHz of LTE in 90% of the top 25 markets by the end of 2013.'