Deutsche Telecom’s US mobile operation, T-Mobile USA, is to cut a further 900 jobs, following the unit’s failed $39bn purchase by AT&T late last year. The latest cuts come on top of around 1,900 job losses announced earlier this year.
Last week T-Mobile USA said it has seen revenue and profit deteriorate over the past year, and is now stepping up its efforts in the market, bolstered by the rollout of an LTE network.
Telecom Italia has already started a multi-frequency LTE deployment leveraging the spectrum resources acquired in the recent auction.
10Mhz in the 800MHz spectrum will be key to ensure good indoor performance and coverage of suburban and rural areas. This spectrum will be available from January 2013.
15Mhz at 2.6 GHz will provide peak throughput in the highly concentrated areas and will support micro and pico cells deployment to allow superior radio performance. Also, this frequency should be fully available from January 2013.