T-Mobile is apparently testing 4G LTE in K.C.
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.