T-Mobile LTE network will hit 100 million people by mid-2013
T-Mobile has been announcing some pretty solid things during its CES press conference, and along with plans for unlimited data without a contract, nationwide HD voice, and new "enhanced" HSPA+ networks, T-Mobile has laid out the plans for its LTE build-out. The plan is to have T-Mobile's LTE network be made available to 100 million people by mid-2013, and 200 million people by the end of 2013.
We heard earlier that T-Mobile may be launching its LTE network in Vegas within a few weeks, which may still happen, but that hasn't been confirmed. T-Mobile may be the last of the major carriers to launch its LTE network, but T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says, "multiple third-party tests have shown that the experience on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network rivals major competitors’ LTE networks."
That is still to be seen, but at least we have a timetable for the LTE rollout on T-Mobile.