Metro PCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless telecommunications provider in the U.S. measured by the number of subscribers served. MetroPCS offers wireless broadband services to selected major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and provides a variety of wireless communications services to subscribers on a no long-term contract, paid-in-advance basis. As of December 31, 2010, it had over 8.1 million subscribers. In April 2007, MetroPCS Communications consummated an initial public offering of its common stock and became listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PCS." As of December 31, 2010, it held licenses for wireless spectrum covering a total population of approximately 142 million people in and around many of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. In addition, MetroPCS has roaming agreements with other wireless carriers that allows it to offer customers service in many areas when they are outside our service area. These roaming agreements, together with the area it serves with its own networks, allows its customers to receive service in an area covering over 280 million in total population under the Metro USA brand. Metro PCS provides its services using code division multiple access, or CDMA, networks using 1xRTT technology and, in all but one major metropolitan area, long term evolution, or 4G LTE, technology. It introduced the first commercial 4G LTE service in the United States in its Las Vegas and Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan areas in September 2010 and launched the world's first dual mode 4G LTE/CDMA handset. Source: SEC Filings


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Ericsson upgrades MetroPCS' LTE network to better handle VoLTE, RCS

Ericsson is upgrading MetroPCS' LTE network with enhanced capabilities to support services such as Voice over LTE and Rich Communication Services. The news comes as MetroPCS works toward completing its planned merger with T-Mobile USA.

Democratic lawmakers push T-Mobile not to cut jobs after MetroPCS deal closes

A group of House Democrats urged the FCC to ensure that T-Mobile USA will accept measures to protect jobs as a condition of the FCC's approval of T-Mobile's merger with flat-rate player MetroPCS.

Investors push MetroPCS to update filings ahead of vote on T-Mobile deal

MetroPCS is facing pressure on multiple fronts from minority shareholders over its proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, with its largest single investor coming out against the deal and another one urging the company to update its regulatory filings ahead of a shareholder vote on the deal. 

GSMA planning VoLTE 'how-to' guide for carriers

The GMSA will create an end-to-end implementation guide to help mobile operators better understand how to deploy VoLTE on their networks, according to a senior executive in the organization.

MetroPCS LTE subs top 3M, up from 2.2M at year-end

MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS) Chairman and CEO Roger Linquist said the company's LTE subscribers now top 3 million, accounting for 35 percent of the company's customer base. That's an increase of 800,000 over the 2.2 million the company reported as of the end of 2012, which means the company's LTE base is growing at a rate of about 100,000 per week.

MetroPCS and Jibe opening joyn to all North American wireless customers

BARCELONA, Spain--To help seed the market for Rich Communications Services (RCS), MetroPCS will enable its customers to invite friends and family to access the operator's joyn-branded services, regardless of which wireless network they are on.

Largest MetroPCS shareholder Paulson expresses doubts about T-Mobile deal

The largest single MetroPCS shareholder, hedge fund Paulson & Co., said it may vote against MetroPCS' merger with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA, adding a new voice to shareholder unrest over the deal.

AT&T clocks average, real-world LTE speeds of 13 Mbps, OpenSignal survey finds

AT&T Mobility users enjoyed the fastest LTE connections in the country, according to new data from OpenSignal, with average speeds of 13 Mbps.

Report: AT&T wins LTE speed race, MetroPCS stumbles

AT&T can claim the U.S. LTE speed title with its customers enjoying average download speeds of 13 Mbps, far outpacing data speeds experienced by customers of its leading LTE rivals. Regional operator MetroPCS, on the other hand, limped along in last place with LTE download speeds of 1.2 Mbps, according to an industry vendor.

NAB endorses T-Mobile/MetroPCS deal, points to healthy market for spectrum

The National Association of Broadcasters is backing the merger of T-Mobile USA with MetroPCS, arguing that it is indicative of a robust market for wireless spectrum and that carriers are remaking themselves to get the airwaves they need.