T-Mobile recently revealed its intentions to build a 4G LTE network by using newly acquired AT&T spectrum and re-farming its existing spectrum. It’s going to cost T-Mobile $4 billion to get everything up and running by 2013. None of T-Mobile’s current devices will be able to benefit from LTE speeds, so T-Mobile is going to sell 10 LTE smartphones to compliment its new network in 2013.
T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm made this announcement during T-Mobile’s conference call that covered its disappointing fourth quarter 2011 results. He didn’t provide any details regarding which manufacturers are making the devices. Chances are usual suspects such as HTC and Samsung will handle maufacturing duties.
Humm did mention T-Mobile’s LTE network will be capable of reaching speeds up to 72Mbps.
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