MetroPCS first to deploy LTE in the US? May have BlackBerry onboard already
Gigaom reports that Tom Keys, MetroPCS’ chief operating officer, said the company’s plans are to deploy LTE in 2010, most probably in the second half of the year.
Since the carrier offers services in only 14 US markets, the deployment should be much faster than in Verizon’s case, which has to cover the whole country with the new and faster network.
At the moment, MetroPCS doesn’t have any smartphones in its offering, so one may wonder why does the carrier want to have its own LTE network.
Well, Tom Keys declared that they’ll be bringing a device from “a Canadian smartphone maker” next year – which almost certainly means a BlackBerry will be launched.
This being said, it looks like MetroPCS’ customers have a really nice year ahead, isn’t it?