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MetroPCS Chooses LTE for 4G Wireless Network

MetroPCS is the latest wireless carrier to choose Long Term Evolution technology for its next-generation wireless broadband technology.

During its second quarter conference call, the company said it would be joining the likes of Verizon (NYSE: VZ) Wireless and AT&T (NYSE: T) by backing LTE. MetroPCS also said it sees the next-generation of mobile Internet access as a tremendous opportunity to grow its subscriber base.

"Quite frankly, 4G represents a great opportunity for us because we see that as a capacity expansion, higher data rates imply capacity expansion, not just combining speed and download capability," said Roger Liindquist, CEO of MetroPCS, during the company's conference call. "So I think overall, we see it as kind of wait and see. And if market trends shift and change, then that's something that will be easily accessible to us."

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— Marin Perez, InformationWeek

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