Deutsche Telekom this week announced that their T-Mobile brand in Germany has started offering users LTE service with speeds up to 150 Mbps downstream. According to a company press release, the 150 Mbps upgrade replaces their previous top speed of 100 Mbps for no additional cost (100 Mbps ran T-Mobile Germany users around $105 a month) in around 100 German markets. The announcement comes on the heels of a similar announcement by Deutsche Telekom competitor Vodafone, who last month announced they too would be offering top speeds of 150 Mbps. Both companies are deploying LTE Advanced.
I think w/ Sprint and TMO now with cash, you are going to see the Jabbas (ATT/VZ) start to snap to. Their little me too pricing wont last forever.
They complain about Canada being expensive, well it has 10% our population and just as big land-wise. Of course there are large swaths that have no signal, but call it 50%. It's expensive to build a cell tower and backhaul...
On the other hand Germany has lots of rough terrain and cell works perfectly there. Just drive through WV and see if you can get a signal.
TMO didnt invest because DT wanted out of the US. Now that they teamed up and semi sold off they can upgrade LTE networks. Their 3G will probably never come off EDGE.