T-Mobile has announced that they have turned up their first 600MHz LTE areas here in the United States. The company rolled out the new spectrum, which they acquired at auction from the FCC earlier this year, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The new low-spectrum will give T-Mobile a greater reach, particularly in rural areas and where they have not rolled out 700MHz yet.
The company is leveraging Nokia equipment for the rollout in Cheyenne and if you are curious as to why they started in Cheyenne, it’s a pretty straightforward reason. 600MHz, in some parts of the country, are occupied by television broadcasters. That’s not the case apparently in Cheyenne so rolling out could happen immediately. T-Mobile will continue to roll out the spectrum as it is cleared in other areas of the country.