T-Mobile US plans to significantly expand the footprint where its MetroPCS brand offers service--by around 100 million POPs over the next six quarters--as it continues to modernize its network and integrate MetroPCS customers following the merger between the two companies that closed earlier this month.
Two hackers claim they can boost HSPA+ data speeds on Apple iPhone 5 smartphones being used on the T-Mobile US refarmed PCS 1900 MHz network.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere said it is possible, but by no means certain, that its prepaid brand MetroPCS will get Apple's iPhone, but he and CMO Mike Sievert made clear they want to move as many MetroPCS customers as possible onto T-Mobile's HSPA+ and LTE networks.
MetroPCS shareholders approved the company's merger with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA, clearing the final hurdle for the merger of the nation's No. 4 and 5 carriers in a move that DT hopes will strengthen its U.S. brand. DT had improved the terms of its initial offer to win over wary shareholders.
To build buzz and hike sales of its anticipated April 12 launch of Apple's iPhone 5, T-Mobile USA is launching an iPhone trade-in program aimed at encouraging existing iPhone users to switch to T-Mobile's network.
Numerous suppliers of microwave equipment are preparing to add millimeter-wave gear to their portfolios as operators increasingly took to the latter category to provide backhaul for LTE macrocells and small cells, according to a fresh report.
T-Mobile USA formally unveiled its new no-contract pricing without device subsidies and also said after years of waiting it will launch the LTE-capable Apple iPhone 5 on April 12. The carrier also launched its LTE network in its first seven markets.
T-Mobile USA confirmed it will launch its first LTE markets by the end of March. The carrier is also issuing a software update to its Galaxy Note II to allow the device to connect to its new LTE network.
Operators' concerns from several years ago that their networks would face crushing constraints due to higher mobile data traffic were overblown, according a new study from Infonetics Research. The firm claims that HSPA+ and LTE have been the primary reasons mobile operators have been able to squeeze increasing amounts of data across limited spectrum.
T-Mobile USA is using a holiday commercial to highlight the improvements it has made to its network to enhance its network speed, a new part of an ongoing effort to promote its HSPA+ service ahead of its launch of LTE next year.