Light Reading

T-Mobile Doubles MetroPCS Coverage

Dan Jones
7/26/2013
50%
50%

T-Mobile US is helping its low-cost MetroPCS brand double its market coverage with 15 new markets unveiled Thursday, most with 4G LTE connectivity.

This is the first move by T-Mobile to extend its newly acquired company beyond its original 15 city coverage base. The new markets also bring MetroPCS into many of the towns and cities covered by its major rival Leap Wireless. (See AT&T's Leap Bid: Stickin' It to T-Mobile?)

The expansion should allow MetroPCS users -- as they upgrade handsets -- to connect to T-Mobile's 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE networks. "MetroPCS customers will experience speeds on average of seven times faster than the company's previous markets," says T-Mobile in a statement.

As you can see from the list below, all but three of the markets fall under T-Mobile's current 116-market LTE footprint:

  • Baltimore, Md. (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Birmingham, Ala. (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Cleveland and Akron, Ohio (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Corpus Christi, Texas (HSPA+)
  • Fresno, Calif. (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Houston, Texas (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Memphis, Tenn. (LTE/HSPA+)
  • New Orleans, La. (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Rio Grande Valley, Texas (HSPA+)
  • San Antonio and Austin, Texas (LTE/HSPA+)
  • San Diego, Calif. (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Seattle and Tacoma, Wash. (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Tallahassee, Fla. (LTE/HSPA+)
  • Toledo and Sandusky, Ohio (HSPA+)
  • Washington, D.C. (LTE/HSPA+)


Here's how the different U.S. operators stack up with 4G LTE deployments right now:



— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

(2)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
DanJonesLRMobile
50%
50%
DanJonesLRMobile,
User Rank: Light Sabre
7/29/2013 | 10:50:04 AM
re: T-Mobile Doubles MetroPCS Coverage
Yeah, looks like they might be the first US carrier to get the Google Nexus 7 too.
SarahReedy
50%
50%
SarahReedy,
User Rank: Blogger
7/26/2013 | 4:55:18 PM
re: T-Mobile Doubles MetroPCS Coverage
T-Mobile is making a lot of moves. Today it announced a special promo for no money down on its JUMP plans. It's trying to kickstart adoption. You're still paying the same, but nothing upfront is going to appeal to a lot of people. http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/p...
Flash Poll
From The Founder
The New IP is actually bigger even than business. Like another hugely important tech that Light Reading is digging into right now, the New IP has the potential to change the world by fundamentally advancing what it is possible for people to achieve with communications.
LRTV Interviews
Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech

3|4|15   |   05:45   |   (0) comments


At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
Between the CEOs
EXCLUSIVE: Cisco's Chambers on Reinvention

3|3|15   |   8:24   |   (1) comment


Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
LRTV Documentaries
The Three Cs of MWC15

3|2|15   |   2:33   |   (1) comment


My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

2|26|15   |   2:30   |   (0) comments


Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

2|26|15   |   6:14   |   (0) comments


A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

2|26|15   |   3:38   |   (0) comments


With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
LRTV Documentaries
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

2|25|15   |   03:13   |   (4) comments


This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
LRTV Interviews
Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

2|12|15   |   1:07   |   (2) comments


On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
LRTV Documentaries
Going Green in 2015

2|12|15   |   02:04   |   (0) comments


Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
LRTV Custom TV
SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

2|11|15   |   11:27   |   (0) comments


Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
LRTV Documentaries
Time for Gigabit Europe?

2|9|15   |   01:27   |   (4) comments


Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
LRTV Interviews
Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

2|3|15   |   4:23   |   (0) comments


In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
Upcoming Live Events
March 17, 2015, The Cable Center, Denver, CO
April 14, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City, NY
May 12, 2015, Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO
May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
June 8, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 10, 2015, Chicago, IL
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
Net neutrality, broadband services and the current outlook on data consumption, as presented by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Hot Topics
Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2015
Small Cells Enabling Location Services
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/25/2015
Verizon Takes Radio Dot to Detroit, VoLTE Overseas
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/27/2015
FCC Adopts Title II Rules
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/26/2015
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Webinar Archive
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Check out Light Reading's interview with Jay Samit, the newly appointed CEO of publicly traded SeaChange International Inc. With a resume that includes Sony, EMI, and Universal, Samit brings a reputation as an entrepreneur and a disruptor to his new role at the video solutions company. Hear what he had to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.