Telecommunications giant T-Mobile USA has gained regulatory approval to deploy a new LTE technology over the same 5GHz frequencies that are used by Wi-Fi.
The U. S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized the company's plan for launching the first LTE-U devices after the company assured the regulator that cellular network use of the 5GHz frequencies will not interfere with existing Wi-Fi networks.
T-Mobile's aggressive pricing has emphatically punched a hole in rivals Verizon and AT&T, which have little choice but to fight fire with fire to retain existing customers and attract new ones.
In a tightly-competitive market like the U. S., telecommunication services providers have to slash their prices even if their margins and ARPUs have to take a hit. T-Mobile's newest stats and guidance indicate that it continues to inflict pain on rivals.
According to a Daily Dot report, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is apparently apprehensive that the new 'T-Mobile One' data plan launched recently by US wireless carrier T-Mobile could violate the principles of Net Neutrality.
As per the report, the EFF's concerns about a possible violation of Net Neutrality principles by the 'T-Mobile One' data plan are seemingly rooted in the manner in which the plans enables data usage by customers.
In an announcement made via their respective press releases on Thursday, US wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint said that they are reintroducing affordable unlimited data plans for their customers.
The announcements by T-Mobile and Sprint that they are bringing unlimited data plans back from extinction implies that the two carriers will offer competing unlimited data plans to wireless customers who are willing to relinquish video quality.
During the course of an exclusive interview on Thursday, Neville Ray - the Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile - said that, within the next one year, the wireless coverage of T-Mobile will be able to match the industry-leading wireless coverage offered by Verizon.
The statement by Ray has come against the backdrop of the fact that T-Mobile's LTE network currently covers approximately 311 million people - in theoretical terms, not the actual number of subscribers - whereas Verizon's LTE coverage is available to a few more million people.
On Monday, T-Mobile US Inc. the fourth biggest wireless carrier in the U. States came out with its third quarter earnings reports. The company posted a record growth in the number of subscribers for this quarter as a result of huge marketing campaigns.
LG's latest flagship handset - the new LG G3 smartphone - is now available for pre-order in the US through T-Mobile.
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