T-Mobile Gears Up for LTE
T-Mobile USA announced 2nd quarter results this week. It reported net customer losses of 205,000, which are more than the 50,000 lost in the same period last year. Offsetting that, the carrier posted 227,000 prepaid customer additions in the second quarter, which was a stronger result than the 71,000 prepaid net customer losses a year ago.
We are observing a slowdown in customer growth across the U.S. market overall, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann told reporters, according to Reuters.
T-Mobile plans on using its 1700 MHz AWS spectrum for LTE while it refarms its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum for HSPA+ service. That also plays well for the iPhone, which supports LTE on the PCS band, but not (yet) on the AWS band. T-Mobile got AWS spectrum from AT&T after the failed merger, and is... [via Dailywireless]
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