Metro Network They're going to kill off the metro network by Q2 2015. Overall, this will allow T-mobile to stay competitive with the other big 3's spectrum holdings.
Yep, it's all about spectrum really, the customers are leaving metro in droves anyway, maybe T-mobile can do something about that.
·Time Warner Cable
This deal is going to give them boucoup spectrum in the NE, Florida, and the West. Add in the AT&T spectrum in middle America and now they have excellent spectrum coverage. In some areas of Boston, SF, etc they will have close to 100 Mhz.
Add to the fact they upgraded to HSPA42 (where AT&T passed) and they will have a very robust fauxG network that they can use for years for prepaid. In fact the Mrs Nexus 4 happily gets over 10 Mbps (slower RTT) on ST w/ TMO network. Since ST roams on T for voice/data in fringe areas where I live, coverage is excellent. In the sticks (UNY) EDGE pops up and pleasantly surprise that Pandora will still stream and GPS is responsive, and web pages render about 2x slower but come up. It's not as bad as people make it out to be.
It's not on par w/ say Verizon, but I would say it's close to T and way better then Sprint which blows chunks in the NE. They are the ones to watch, IMHO w/ Softbank if they get their network ship shape..
MetroPCS was spectrum short in the Boston area, something like 10mhz.
Have you got a link to show combined assets are close to 100mhz in Boston?