Light Reading

T-Mobile Doubles MetroPCS Coverage

Dan Jones
7/26/2013
50%
50%
Repost This

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
LRTV Custom TV
Optimizing SDN & NFV Architectures Through Application Awareness

4|23|14   |   6:24   |   (0) comments


Jerome Tollet, CTO at Qosmos, explains how network equipment vendors and operators deploying SDN and NFV can take advantage of network intelligence delivered by DPI to strengthen products and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Wind River Demonstrates Carrier-Grade Software for NFV

4|22|14   |   5:00   |   (0) comments


Wind River VP of Product Management, Glenn Seiler, takes a look the industry's first and only complete NFV software platform designed specifically for the unique carrier-grade and high-performance needs of telecom networks.
LRTV Documentaries
Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

4|16|14   |   03:02   |   (4) comments


US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
LRTV Custom TV
Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

4|15|14   |   4:57   |   (0) comments


Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
LRTV Documentaries
Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

4|10|14   |   04:17   |   (7) comments


Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
LRTV Documentaries
Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

4|8|14   |   04:13   |   (1) comment


Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
LRTV Custom TV
Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

4|7|14   |     |   (1) comment


At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

4|7|14   |   2:13   |   (0) comments


Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

4|7|14   |   2:31   |   (0) comments


Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

4|7|14   |   1:38   |   (0) comments


Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

4|7|14   |   1:37   |   (0) comments


Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Documentaries
Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

4|3|14   |   07:11   |   (8) comments


Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
Hot Topics
WhatsApp Threatens Carrier VoLTE
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 4/18/2014
The Hungry, Hungry Cloud
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/22/2014
Who's Ready to Play Broadband?
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/21/2014
What's the Magic of Private Equity?
Carolyn Mathas, 4/22/2014
AT&T Turns Up Gig Heat in 21 New Metros
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/21/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed