Thanks to T-Mobile’s network, MetroPCS is now in 45 markets, tripling the size of its footprint in just six months. As it grows its new GSM business its CDMA customer base is starting to shrink.
In the race to deploy LTE networks nationwide, Sprint is in last place. It’s now covering 230 cities and towns, but there are still some big metropolitan holes in its footprint.
AT&T was targeting 78 markets for its expanded LTE network this summer, but it’s already completed the upgrade in 68. That puts it well ahead of schedule.
AT&T is done with its major-metro phase of its LTE rollout. From here on out it will be building its new network in increasingly smaller cities and towns to hit its 250 million-person year-end coverage goal.
Sprint added another new batch of small cities to its growing LTE coverage area, but there is still no new major cities on the list since its initial launch in six big metropolitan areas this summer.