Sunday, June 17, 2012

How will T-Mobile US Improve Spectral Efficiency?

Mike Dano reports to Fierce Wireless on T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray (pictured) presentation at the NGMN conference held in San Francisco earlier this week.

Mr. Ray provided some statistics on T-mobile's "4G" network (or HSPA+, as the rest of the world calls it; LTE, by NSN and Ericsson, will be launched in 2013). The network reaches 230M people, has 37,000 cell sites and the current average monthly smartphone bandwidth consumption is 760MB, or 1.3GB for HSPA+ devices. This (760MB) is a 30x increase compared to 2009.

See "T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 smartphone users guzzle 1.3 GB per month" - here.

In addition, one of Ray's slides (full presentation - here) shows how T-Mobile is planning to improve spectrum and capacity challenges, resulting from the above usage.

Related post: "Kineto Wireless Makes Wi-Fi Offload Easier; Used by Orange UK and T-Mobile US" - here.

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