News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 31, 2014.
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a colorful chap who has turned the carrier around and shook up the network industry in the United States. He often makes bold predictions that have a funny habit of coming true, and he has been at it again with his predictions for 2015. Among them Legere believes his company T-Mobile will surpass Sprint as the third biggest carrier in the US.Elsewhere Legre says that 67% of new devices will be sold without subsidy in 2015, a hike from 41% through 2014.
1 The wireless revolution has not only been sparked, it's become a movement - and it's not slowing down, it's speeding up... to warp speed. I said we would change wireless for the better and we are. Revolutionizing this industry has always been about truly reinventing it. The other guys will keep trying to fake their way through - with their eye on their own bottom line - but we will keep shaking things up and forcing change. Unfortunately, I don't see any real behavior changes coming from the carriers in the year ahead and I'd be missing an opportunity to keep the pressure on them if I didn't remind you of the pathetic efforts these guys have made to keep up with us so far. So let's break it down. Over the past 20 months - and eight industry-rocking Un-carrier moves later - we've built massive momentum and ignited this revolution. Millions and millions of Americans know T-Mobile is changing wireless for the better. Already in 2014, analysts estimate that 41% of devices are purchased without subsidies. The Un-carrier started that in a major way. In 2015, two-thirds of devices will be sold without those confusing subsidies, and more than half of US wireless customers will be contract-free. 2 We'll go toe-to-toe with Verizon's network almost everywhere ... and win. I love it when people share their network speed tests, and T-Mobile is just blazing fast. But, I love it even more when people tell me where they have coverage gaps vs. the duopoly. I love it because it means they're comparing us to the big guys and expecting us to be competitive - this would have been unthinkable just two years ago. I love it because we catalog that feedback and use it to get better ... and because I know what we have planned. Today, we reach 264 million Americans with our LTE network. Verizon reaches 303 million. So, yeah, there are places we don't reach yet. But, here's the interesting part, where we do reach the same people our LTE network is the fastest nationwide. And, this coming year, we'll cover 300 million people with our blazing-fast LTE network - not to mention we plan on covering more than 150 metro areas with Wideband LTE and deploying 700 MHz spectrum in approximately 350 metro areas. So, what are they going to do when we reach everyone they reach with a faster network? Yeah, this is real, Verizon.Check out the rest of the list at the source. source: T-Mobile
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