According to a published statement made by T-Mobile, "Nationwide, we plan to deploy 10+10 MHz of LTE in 90 percent of the top 25 markets by the end of the year
." This will be a big step up in the speed department as the carrier is currently employing 2X5 MHz LTE broadband which can't carry as much traffic. If you live in New York City and discovered the speed of your T-Mobile HSPA+ connection drop from 42Mbps to 21Mbps, it's because the carrier was using some of the extra bandwidth to test the new 2X10 MHz system
in the Big Apple.
Last week, T-Mobile was testing the new technology on a site on 11th Avenue in the Big Apple which led T-Mobile John Legere to send out a tweet showing a Speedtest result of 60Mbps. The executive wrote, "Let’s see the others run this fast
." After the testing ended, T-Mobile restored the 42 Mbps HSPA+ service to the area of New York where it had borrowed the bandwidth.
Sounds like some T-Mobile customers have something to look forward to before the end of the year.