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T-Mobile Starts 4G LTE Launch With Galaxy Note II

Dan Jones
LR Mobile News Analysis
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor
3/18/2013
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T-Mobile USA is starting its 4G LTE-Advanced rollout by making the faster network available, where it is switched on, to users of the Samsung Corp. Galaxy Note II. "Starting today, T-Mobile customers with a Samsung Galaxy Note II will receive an over-the-air (OTA) software update that will allow users to experience 4G LTE speeds in areas where T-Mobile's 4G LTE network is available," a spokesman for the operator said in an emailed statement on Monday afternoon. "We will share more information on when our LTE-capable devices will be able to run on T-Mobile's 4G LTE network when that network is more broadly available." The operator hasn't revealed where its LTE-Advanced network is available. Engadget reports that the service provider has let it test an LTE micro-site in New York City but T-Mobile users aren't seeing the new network in Las Vegas. So, in a very limited way, T-Mobile can claim to be the first U.S. operator to support Release 10 LTE-Advanced. As things stand, however, we know very little about the speeds and coverage available. Things should get clearer as other LTE-capable devices such as the BlackBerry Z10 get on the network. For more

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3/19/2013 | 4:34:23 PM
re: T-Mobile Starts 4G LTE Launch With Galaxy Note II
-áYeah, chipsets look to be coming 2H13 or the end of 2013, no?
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3/19/2013 | 5:39:15 AM
re: T-Mobile Starts 4G LTE Launch With Galaxy Note II
I wouldn't call T-Mobile's LTE network "LTE-Advanced" just yet. It is Release 10, but they haven't deployed any of the LTE-A features. They'll be rolling them out as they become available, and as LTE-A chipsets start showing up inside commercial UE.

It's gonna be a good ole' LTE, and mostly 2x5Mhz.
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