It’s CTIA time folks and T-Mobile is using it to tell the world its HSPA+ 42 network is now reaching more than 220 million people in 229 markets across the U.S. of A. As of today, customers in Little Rock, Ark.; Hattiesburg, Miss.; Springfield, Mo. and Madison, Wis. can experience the fast speeds available on the Magenta carrier. Moreover, T-Mobile users in Fayetteville and Little Rock, Ark.; Lake Charles, La. and Springfield, Mo. can experience the faster speeds offered by our HSPA+ 42 network with devices such as the recently launched HTC One S, which delivers download speeds of about 22 Mbps.
In addition, “America’s Largest 4G Network” plans to launch 4G HSPA+ service in the 1900 MHz band in a large number of markets by the end of the year. It is said,\ that this kind of network modernization trials have shown up to a 33% increase in HSPA+ data speeds as well as improved in-building coverage. What’s more, HSPA+ services in the 1900 MHz band will also provide customers with the ability to use… (drums please)… the iPhone.
Finally, T-Mobile also announced multi-year agreements with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks as suppliers for its LTE network, set to launch in 2013.