T-Mobile said to blanket Las Vegas in LTE within days
As expected, T-Mobile plans on debuting its LTE service with a launch in Las Vegas. What wasn't expected was news that the carrier was apparently set to flick the switch during last week's CES show which was held, of course, in Las Vegas. But T-Mobile wanted to make a few necessary adjustments to some cell sites and decided to delay the debut of T-Mobile LTE by a few days.
The CTO for the nation's fourth largest carrier, Neville Ray, says that after the Las Vegas launch, T-Mobile will quickly turn on its new LTE service in Kansas City. Ray hinted that T-Mobile's LTE roll out will follow the same path the company used in turning on HSPA+ in the 1900MHz band which started with Las Vegas before going through Kansas City, Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. T-Mobile hopes to have 100 million people covered with its LTE signal by the middle of 2013, reaching 200 million by the end of the year.
T-Mobile's busy CTO, Neville Ray
It is believed that the Samsung GALAXY Note II used by T-Mobile customers will receive a special update that will turn on a dormant LTE radio lying inside the device, making the phablet one of the first phones with LTE available for T-Mobile customers. The Samsung Galaxy S III will also be one of the first LTE phones available for T-Mobile customers.
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