Dave Mayo, Senior Vice President of Technology for T-Mobile, boasted on the T-Mobile blog today that they've made "great progress in just three short months" since they announced a deal with cell technology companies Ericson and Nokia Siemens Networks to pump $4 billion into its network over the next two years. Included in the plan is the modernization of 37,000 cell sites and a move to Release-10 capable LTE equipment. That's right, T-Mobile is going straight to LTE-Advanced, and the trials have already begun.
They also expect to have 400 cell sites upgraded to the latest HSPA+ by the end of the month, with 2,500 being completed by July. As some people may have noticed, T-Mobile is also conducting small scale tests that will see HSPA+ in the 1900 mHz range, no doubt to help satisfy the millions of iPhones that are in use on their network. They plan on expanding this to more areas of the country as plans progress.
Now if only we could get some idea of what handsets they'll have to take advantage of these network enhancements. These enhancements along with some tantalizing new handsets might be enough to keep the subscribers coming.
Source: T-Mobile Blog