MetroPCS Beats the Big Boys to LTE


Texas-based wireless provider MetroPCS announced Monday that it has turned on the first LTE network in the U.S., beating upmarket rivals Verizon and AT&T in deploying what is widely expected to be the next generation of wireless network technology. The company also announced a new Samsung LTE-enabled phone designed to feature LTE’s advantages in carrying multimedia content as compared to existing 3G networks. LTE, which stands for Long Term Evolution, is a standard produced by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, a collaboration of telecommunications companies and industry groups.

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