T-Mobile USA to Skip 84Mbps HSPA+, Goes for LTE Instead

On Tuesday, at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, T-Mobile disclosed that the company has decided to dump its plans for updating its present HSPA+ network with a better HSPA+ 84 technology.

At the global event Andrew Sherrard, senior Vice President, Marketing at T-Mobile USA, confirmed that the fourth largest carrier company in US will move to the recently announced LTE network as soon as they wrap up 42Mbps HSPA+ deployment.

This 42Mbps+ is already setting high standards for HSPA+ is US and it will be introduced with the yet-to-be-released HTC One S as well as Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G and few others.

In January at Consumers Electronics Show, the carrier company confirmed that the next network will be 84Mbps. This move requires few additional antennas as well as some 2G spectrum re-farming in 1900MHz PCS band. Considering the T-Mobile does need to spend quite a lot to achieve the 84Mbps capability, the company believes that their resources should better be spend on adopting the new Long Term Evolution technology for implementing 4G network the company reports The Verge.

Sherrard also stated that T-Mobile will not be offering handsets which do not have 3G network capabilities anymore.