T-Mobile, the country’s fourth-largest carrier, revealed a plan to upgrade its network to make it more iPhone-friendly, as well as a longer-term project to deploy high-speed LTE connectivity.
The carrier plans to improve some of its network frequencies, which will let iPhones run at 3G speeds. T-Mobile expects this to happen in “a large number of markets” by the end of the year.
There are at least one million unlocked iPhones running on T-Mobile now, however, they’re currently limited to 2G, the same connection speed from the first iPhone in 2007.
T-Mobile may have an edge over the other carriers (which is still limited to AT&T), since its implementation will actually be “LTE-Advanced,” a wireless technology that can achieve speeds even faster than the current LTE. However, it really depends on how dedicated T-Mobile is to building the network, and how many other carriers don’t jump on the LTE bandwagon.
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