T-Mobile testing LTE in Kansas City?

T-Mobile testing LTE in Kansas City?
Back at CES in Las Vegas, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said that after the carrier turned on its first LTE market in Las Vegas, it would then turn its attention to Kansas City. Based on a screenshot showing the Speedtest.Net results of an unlocked AT&T branded Samsung GALAXY Note running on T-Mobile, it would seem that the carrier is testing Kansas City right now. The results of the test showed 10Mbps down and 5Mbps up on a 5X5MHz configuration. This maxes out at 37Mbps and 12Mbps down and up respectively although the LTE pipeline will be running at 10X10MHz when the system is ready for public use.

Yes, this is a lot slower than the 42Mbps HSPA+ that the carrier does already offer in certain areas. But this is just a test and we're sure that when the service is turned on for real, the speeds will be higher. The server, for those keep track of such things, was in Wichita and the phone was on Band IV which covers the 1700MHz and 1900MHz frequencies.

source: XDA via TmoNews

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8 Comments

1. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Is Tmobile finally going to put a stop to the carriers monopoly?

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Kansas city here i come. its lte finally

3. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Tmobile unlimited LTE + Google Fiber. We all need to move to Kansas City.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't wait for LTE in Chicago. Please deploy by April so I can buy myself Galaxy S4 as a birthday present!

5. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

get lte in los angeles

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Kansas city is a speed demon's dream right now. T-Mobile LTE testing and Google Fiber, wow. I should just move there, get Google Fiber, and wait for T-Mobile to launch it's LTE network, then get a Razr X when it launches. It'll be a beautiful thing.

7. MartianMe unregistered

what?... TM's lte plus unlimited plus no contract... this is nice... now all they need is some alliance with google fiber n i'll call it the day. is every android geek's wet dream.

8. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Tmobile rules period.

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