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T-Mobile's Upcoming LTE Network Sniffed Out By OpenSignal App Users in Nine Cities

T-Mobile's Upcoming LTE Network Sniffed Out By OpenSignal App Users in Nine Cities

T-Mobile is working on an LTE network, and although the carrier isn’t announcing its first launch cities yet, users of the OpenSignal app have deduced that T-Mobile is testing its network in nine U.S. cities: Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, San Diego, Kansas City, and San Jose/the Bay Area. (You can split hairs about whether San Jose and “the Bay Area” are different cities or not.)

OpenSignal reports that the network is delivering average download and upload speeds (not peak speeds, mind you) of 25Mbps and 8Mbps, respectively, with an average latency of 40ms. The group has found that a limited number of devices are being used on the network, but they include some nice handsets including the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy S3, and an unreleased version of the Galaxy S4 running an older version of a Snapdragon S4.

OpenSignal T-Mobile LTE

It’s high time that T-Mobile launched LTE services, and the company has a lot of ground to cover to catch up to the likes of AT&T and Verizon in the 4G LTE race; Verizon has done an amazing job of rapidly rolling out LTE service in far more cities than the competition, and AT&T has been steadily gaining ground, too.
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I, for one, would like to get in on the splitting hairs about the Bay Area and San Jose. How can we get this lovefest started? ^__^

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Well one thing you also have to keep in mind is T-Mobile has supposedly bought Metro PCS as well. Metro PCS operates generally only in large metro areas and has an LTE 4G network as well so all they have to do when everything is done with that acquisition is bring in LTE phones and bang there done in those Cities. I know Metro PCS has a LTE network here in Atlanta and in Houston I think and several other bigger cities.

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Oh yeah and in the cities Metro already has these networks working it would just be automatic as the LTE networks are tested and working with active subscribers for a year now I think or maybe 1 or 2 month's off a year anyways.

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