T-Mobile hopes to deploy LTE in all of its 700 MHz A Block spectrum this year
March 19, 2015
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) aims to deploy LTE in all of its 700 MHz A Block spectrum this year, according to T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. However, he cautioned the carrier may not achieve that goal.
Speaking yesterday during a question and answer session at T-Mobile's latest "uncarrier" event in New York, Ray said it is T-Mobile's "aspiration" to roll out LTE to all of the 190 million POPs it currently covers with 700 MHz spectrum licenses. "We are deploying it furiously," he said.
At the same time, he acknowledged, it is unlikely that T-Mobile will have it all deployed by year-end. However, Ray reiterated T-Mobile's goal of covering 300 million POPs with LTE by the end of 2015.