MetroPCS Launches 4G LTE US Network

MetroPCS has become the first company to launch its first 4G LTE carrier network in the United States with the release of Samsung’s Craft.

According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) has established a wireless network in Las Vegas, to become country’s first prepaid mobile network carrier company to launch 4G LTE services, commercially.

The event was also marked by the release of Samsung Craft, which is the first handset to support the service.

“We're creating a platform for the future, for the next 10 years and beyond, once again leading the industry as the only no-annual-contract operator to offer 4G LTE services.” stated the senior vice president for engineering and network operations at MetroPCS, Ed Chao.

According to Chao, the Dallas-based firm, which is the fifth-largest network carrier in the US, will offer two subscription plans for its customers at $55 and $60 with applications such as Metro Navigator.

The service will be first released in Las Vegas, Nevada followed by launch in other cities.