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Old Feb 19, 2014, 07:55 PM   #151
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You know that T-Mobile will eventually cover all of their EDGE with LTE, as T-Mobile can't keep a 20-year old technology in their network portfolio. And especially with their growing customer base and profit/capital, it is the ripe time for T-Mobile to expand.
20 year old technology? What is this BS your spewing now?
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Old Feb 20, 2014, 11:12 AM   #152
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I'm guessing T-Mobile will start upgrading EDGE to HSPA+/LTE and on top of that, deploy their new 700 MHz LTE (we may need new phones ) and buy up more spectrum. This is their biggest complaint from their customers and T-Mobile is growing, they need to expand.

T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray did say that T-Mobile will perform expansions at an interview after the Un-Carrier 4.0 announcement, but he said that T-Mobile is looking to build more towers (which is good because in my house, I only get EDGE and outside, I only get one bar of LTE and I live in Philadelphia).

But on the other hand, upgrading thousands of towers to LTE will take billions of dollars, plus the fiber-backhaul needed and workers to complete this. Plus, building a cell site costs $40,000 to $250,000, which is a lot.

But as always, T-Mobile will eventually become #1 and their LTE network will be kicking butt, but let us also hope that Sprint/SoftBank do not buy T-Mobile, otherwise we would be screwed.
Tmobile will become number 1? Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.
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