16
Jan
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Have you heard that T-Mobile is working on an LTE network? It's true. According to an interview with the carrier's USA EVP and CTO Neville Ray over on FierceWireless, the company is "days away" from flipping the switch on its new towers. The initial rollout will take place in Las Vegas (where T-Mo had hoped to debut in time for CES, but was delayed), followed closely by Kansas City.

The carrier intends to follow a similar rollout plan as its initial HSPA+ expansion. The first round of cities included Baltimore, Houston, and Washington D.C., followed by others like Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Portland and many more.

We can't confirm that every city will see the sweet LTE airwaves flow in the same order, but it sounds like the company aims to be aggressive with the rollout. T-Mobile claims that it will cover 100 million people by the middle of the year, culminating in 200 million by the end of 2013. Such an accomplishment would certainly be impressive, but we'll have to wait and see how well the carrier keeps to its schedule. Or if it can secure enough spectrum to support that much data throughput.

Source: FierceWireless

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  • RedPandaAlex

    Fuck you Kansas City

    • http://www.facebook.com/andddlay Andrew Black

      Lol all the 4g action there almost makes me want to move there...almost...

      • bluevoodo

        Plus the google fiber, cant forget about the fiber, I live in Kansas, its not worth it, unless you like meth and weather that changes every 5 minutes.

        • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

          Just stay inside. Why would you ever have to leave your house?

    • Edward Lewis

      Hmm... Tmobile and Google both building great networks in Kansas city.. maybe google really will buy Tmobile once the metroPCS merger is over.

    • Daveon Jackson

      Hey hey no need to be rude i still don't have it yet or Google fiber. ;P

    • http://www.facebook.com/MarkusBeeks Markus Anthony Kush

      No Fuck You RedPandaAlex

    • itznfb

      Seriously. Why KC? Is there some awesomeness in KC that I'm unaware of?

      • http://twitter.com/phonecount StalkyTheFish

        Topography? You can hit a large area with fewer towers.
        Backhaul? Good fiber infrastructure.

    • Mish Mish

      You mad bro

  • Drew Carpenter

    If they get to Cincy before Sprint does. Im dropping Sprint.

  • Edward Lewis

    Bay area .. PLllease..

  • Khanh

    KC gets everything... I think I'm going to look for a job there and move there.

    • JG

      KHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAANNNNNNH!!!!!! (sorry, had to) - My thoughts exactly :) Wanna become flatmates? :)

    • Mish Mish

      lol.. ur crazy.. make sure its a Really good position youre looking for

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.robison.319 Adam Robison

    I'm so happy I live in Kc

  • http://twitter.com/juas003 Ignacio Armijo

    Well I'm one of the lucky people who have sprint and LTE in Kansas City, now only if Google would come to my neighborhood and not cut off 3 blocks away I would be happy

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