T-Mobile simply made its biggest funding ever via spending just about $8 billion(!) to gain 45% of the FCC’s to be had 600MHz low-band spectrum that used to be up for public sale. That is the form of spectrum that penetrates structures higher and in addition reaches farther from a tower, which in flip provides wireless consumers a greater general revel in regardless of the place they're. This can be a massive day for T-Mobile consumers and the ones in markets that experience wondered whether or not or now not T-Mobile may just stay alongside of Verizon and AT&T.
See that map at the most sensible of this submit? That’s what T-Mobile says their LTE community will appear to be via the finish of 2017. They’ll do this with this new spectrum acquire and through shifting into new LTE markets. For the ones of you in spaces that T-Mobile isn’t even presented, you will have to most probably get in a position for it – Magenta is coming.
In fact, we’ll want telephones that may make the most of this new spectrum and I’m now not positive there are any at the second. Firms like Qualcomm may have to constructed out make stronger of their modems after which push them into telephones. T-Mobile thinks that’ll occur this yr, even though I’m skeptical it's going to be that fast. I’m hoping they turn out me improper, despite the fact that.
Both method, T-Mobile simply made an enormous funding in its long run community that may in fact permit it to absolutely compete with Verizon and AT&T. Now not most effective that, however the ones two are closely invested in 700MHz, while this 600MHz spectrum is recent and untouched as can also be. That would imply a good quicker revel in with out congestion for a while.
T-Mo consumers, just right stuff, proper?