T-Mobile is expected to double its cell tower antennas to speed up LTE

06/5/2013 | GigaOm · Engadget

T-Mobile US will seek to bolster its Long-Term Evolution network over the next year using a pioneering technique called MIMO 4x2 in which the carrier will double the number of antennas placed at cell towers compared to the commonly employed MIMO 2x2 approach, according to an Internet report. The company says the technique will double the transmission paths emanating from the towers, which will speed up the network and improve its reliability. Also, MetroPCS and T-Mobile reportedly will start merging their networks June 12 when a pair of GSM-enabled T-Mobile handsets will become available to MetroPCS subscribers.

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