Leap Wireless, T-Mobile Swap Spectrum
As Both Companies Focus on LTE Deployments
Leap Wireless and T-Mobile today announced that the two companies will engage in a spectrum swap as they prepare to get their next-generation LTE networks up and running. According to a press statement
, Leap winds up gaining 10 MHz of AWS spectrum in Phoenix, and Houston, Galveston and Bryan-College Station, Texas -- while T-Mobile should net new spectrum across various markets in Alabama, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. "These transactions will enhance our spectrum depth in these markets and provide us longer term flexibility to offer a larger LTE channel," says Leap CEO Doug Hutcheson. Leap launched LTE services in Tucson last December
, and insists they hope to cover 25 million people with LTE by the end of the year.
said by 25139889:No LTE, no problem. HSDPA can easily handle what AT&T laughingly calls 4G speeds.
LTE isn't going to be available for sometime with TMO-USA and customers should have realized that a LONG time ago.
Pompano Beach, FL
| |said by markinect:some more details.. (from t-mobile press release)
seems to me that this benefits leap more so than T-Mobile , know I just need many more deals like this from T-Mobile to feel secure as a customer.
"Pending regulatory approval, T-Mobile will receive spectrum from Leap in several markets in Alabama, Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota, and Leap will receive spectrum from T-Mobile in Phoenix, AZ and Houston, Galveston and Bryan-College Station, TX. Additionally, the companies will exchange spectrum in Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE and Atlantic City, NJ as well as several markets in Texas and New Mexico."
Sounds like t-mobile has a decent plan to go forward.