T-Mobile customers will be excited to hear that the carrier's CFO, Neville Ray, has just stated that the mobile operator plans on going live with its first LTE market
in just two to three weeks. The city covered by the first T-Mobile LTE signal? Las Vegas, where the announcement originated from during CES 2013. Those with a sense of the history of the nation's fourth largest carrier will remember that Sin City was where T-Mobile first offered 3G service back in 2008
. Las Vegas also was where T-Mobile first upgraded its 1700MHz spectrum last year
to allow unlocked Apple iPhone users on T-Mobile's network to experience 3G speeds.
T-Mobile will be the last of the four major U.S. carriers to build out an LTE network
. Verizon has the service available in over 400 markets
, followed by AT&T and Sprint. T-Mobile's new LTE customers should notice data speeds up to ten times faster than what they had been getting on 3G. T-Mobile will also be the recipient of LTE pipelines currently owned by MetroPCS when the merger between the two closes later this year