T-Mobile talks 4G LTE, trials starting from next month

T-Mobile said a long time ago that they will be launching their very own 4G LTE network in 2013 to get face-to-face with their competitors, i.e – Verizon, AT&T. Though Verizon is already rocking it and there are several devices available in the market right now with 4G LTE capability, T-Mobile is actually falling behind right now, but they are trying their best to catch up.

T-Mobile has now announced that they will start initial testing and trials this summer, starting from next month. T-Mobile Senior-VP of Technology Dave Mayo gave a detailed and quick update about T-Mobile 4G LTE progress on their official blog. He also talked about the $4 Billion deal:

“Just last month, T-Mobile announced multi-year agreements with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks to support our $4 billion 4G network evolution plan, which will include a modernization of 37,000 cell sites and a move to the latest, state-of-the-art, LTE release 10 capable equipment”.

T-Mobile is planning to upgrade 400 cell sites to LTE capabilities, and this will reach a whopping 2,500 by the end of July. We can expect Android phones with T-Mobile 4G LTE power by the end of 2012, or maybe in early 2013. I am really looking forward to T-Mobile’s first ever 4G LTE phone… anyone else interested? Tell us about your thoughts in the comment box below.

Source: T-Mobile Blog

  • Scott

    How about getting 3G rolled out first. No wonder they can’t finish upgrading the network. Most of their square mile coverage here in Indiana is very, very, very slow EDGE. For those who stay in Indianapolis, a small portion of the state, they’re 4G is great. If you travel or live outside that region then your hosed.