Wireless Industry News » T-Mobile: LTE network expanded by 250% last year, largely thanks to 700 MHz
T-Mobile's LTE network expanded geographically by nearly 250 percent in 2015, company executives boasted, and now covers 304 POPs.
CTO Neville Ray credited most of that expansion to T-Mobile's used of 700 MHz A block spectrum, which it has deployed to a population of 185 million POPs.
"A big part of [the overall LTE growth] was the low-band spectrum that we secured in '14, and we really got through clearance and deployment in a very meaningful way in '15," Ray said at an investor conference. "Originally we had 190 million licensed POPs of 700 coverage; by the end of '15 we rolled out 185 million. Nobody has ever rolled out that much LTE with new spectrum with broadcasters to clear, zoning and jurisdictional battles to go through." Read More