T-Mobile to launch LTE service next year; carrier lost 802,000 contract customers in Q4
There was some good news emanating from T-Mobile's parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telecom. Thanks to spectrum given to T-Mobile as a "consolation prize" by AT&T after it pulled out of its proposed purchase of the nation's fourth largest carrier, an investment of $1.4 billion and refarmed frequencies, T-Mobile will be able to offer 4G LTE service to its customers sometime in 2013. That would mean that all of the top four Stateside mobile operators would have LTE networks and could offer fast 4G data speeds to its customers.
Of the top four U.S. carriers, Verizon currently has the largest LTE footprint, followed by AT&T.