T-Mobile is one of the top carriers in the U.S. and they are also the last to launch an LTE network. While this is true, their service is very exceptional. They have great plans and carry most phones, despite not selling the iPhone.
So to answer all your questions, a T-Mobile RF Engineer who specializes in network modernization and LTE upgrades held a Q&A session on Reddit earlier Wednesday.
Here are some of the Q&A exchanges:
Can you talk briefly about how much traffic on GERAN you see from iPhone customers?
“We have about a million iPhones on our network now. 99% of their traffic is 2G/EDGE only right now, so obviously their load is dwarfed by everything else. The iPhone is a significant part of the modernization project. Once implemented, iPhones will work on U1900 at much higher speeds.”
Discuss your plans for LTE
“We’re going with remote radios as much as we can, for LTE, UMTS, and GSM. LTE will launch with a single 10 MHz channel, 5 up 5 down.”
T-Mobile has plans to launch its LTE network during early 2013. While this isn’t very far away, Apple may not consider T-Mobile as a future partner during October because the LTE network is incomplete.
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