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T-Mobile picks LTE over "niche" WiMax

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Oct 2010 1:00

T-Mobile picks LTE over "niche" WiMax T-Mobile USA has said today that it doesn't plan to rush into any 4G networks, but that it does prefer LTE over the "niche play" WiMax.
The carrier currently uses HSPA+ as its next generation data network, offering speeds higher than Sprint's 4G.

"We’ll look towards LTE at the right point in time for us," says Neville Ray, T-Mobile USA’s chief network officer. "That ecosystem is going to be much richer than the competing one from WiMax, which is really a niche play."

Verizon and AT&T should have LTE networks in place by the end of 2011, while Sprint currently uses WiMax.

Speaking about HSPA+, Ray says: "We’re not waiting for the technology choice, we have the right technology to deliver that experience today."

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