Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless closed a deal to sell some of its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum to T-Mobile US for $56 million. The transaction was announced in December as part of nTelos' plan to exit from its Eastern Markets. NTelos wants to focus on markets in western Virginia and West Virginia where it has a stronger retail presence and benefits from a network deal with Sprint.
Verizon Wireless has started refarming its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum for LTE service in the New York City area, according to a GigaOM report.
T-Mobile US plans to enhance its LTE network coverage footprint over the next year or so using its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum, all while continuing to modernize its network with LTE Advanced components, according to a senior network executive at the carrier.
Two hackers claim they can boost HSPA+ data speeds on Apple iPhone 5 smartphones being used on the T-Mobile US refarmed PCS 1900 MHz network.
T-Mobile USA confirmed it will launch its first LTE markets by the end of March. The carrier is also issuing a software update to its Galaxy Note II to allow the device to connect to its new LTE network.
T-Mobile USA has deployed HSPA+ on its refarmed PCS 1900 MHz spectrum in 23 cities, covering 100 million people with the improved service, according to CTO Neville Ray.
There has been another flurry of speculation that T-Mobile USA will soon announce a deal to carry Apple's iPhone. And while it is likely just speculation, the carrier's network is certainly getting primed for such a development.
T-Mobile USA launched HSPA+ service in its 1900 MHz spectrum in 10 additional markets including Miami; Phoenix; San Francisco; Mesa and Tucson, Ariz.; Modesto, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton, Calif.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
T-Mobile USA reported a net gain in subscribers for the third quarter, as its prepaid additions outweighed continued losses in postpaid subscribers. The carrier suffered from the launch of Apple's iPhone 5 in the quarter, and it remains the only Tier 1 U.S. operator that does not sell the device.
T-Mobile USA launched HSPA+ service on its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum in Kansas City. This is the second city that the carrier has launched using its refarmed spectrum.