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T-Mobile US said it will upgrade its 2G EDGE network to LTE almost completely by the middle of 2015 as part of a wider effort to expand its LTE coverage footprint. However, it's unclear exactly how many T-Mobile subscribers will be upgraded from 2G EDGE to LTE, and what the effort will cost.

T-Mobile's LTE network currently covers 210 million POPs, and the company has previously said it plans to increase that to 230 million by mid-year and 250 million by the end of 2014. As for its new 2G EDGE upgrade program, T-Mobile said it plans to complete 50 percent of the work on its 2G/EDGE network upgrade this year, and expects the program to be substantially complete by the middle of next year.

T-Mobile said its wireless network for voice and data service covers 96 percent of Americans. A T-Mobile spokesman told FierceWireless that the company's 2G/EDGE network currently covers around 301 million POPs with voice and data service. Read the full article