T-Mobile is coming off a strong second quarter in terms of customer growth and financials, but the network was really the star.
The carrier managed to completely refarm MetroPCS's CDMA spectrum and complete its customer migration, ahead of schedule. Its LTE network currently covers 290 million POPs, and T-Mobile US Inc. CTO Neville Ray said he's confident it'll reach 300 million ahead of the company's year-end deadline. And, it has what it calls wideband LTE, or 15 x 15MHz channels, deployed in 212 markets, and expects to reach 250 by the end of the year. (See T-Mobile Sunsets Last of MetroPCS's CDMA and T-Mobile Lights Up 27 Wideband LTE Cities .)