T-Mobile just acquired MetroPCS to expand its network, but this does not mean Magenta is done investing. The #4 carrier has just announced that it is planning to acquire $308 million worth of spectrum from US Cellular to expand its 4G LTE network.
The spectrum covers 29 markets, serving 32 million users. It is no small deal, guys. It will help enhance both T-Mobile and MetroPCS’ 4G LTE in the Mississippi valley, where all of this spectrum is located.
The biggest markets at hand are St. Louis, Nashville, Kansas City, Memphis, Lexington, Little Rock-North Little Rock, Birmingham, New Orleans and Louisville. So if you live in one of these cities (or close to them), you might be getting a nice network bump in the near-future.
I say “might” because the deal is not completely done yet and has to be reviewed by the FCC and Department of Justice. We all know how those things can go!