Deploying new spectrum isn’t easy — it requires T-Mobile and telecoms companies to design and certify new transmitters, install them on towers, and pass FCC tests.
T-Mobile’s going to have to work fast to get everything in place for testing this summer, with commerical use by the end of the year a particularly ambitious goal.
There’s a secret way to get unlimited Verizon hotspot data for a month The FCC formally granted the licenses for T-Mobile’s shiny new spectrum yesterday, which means the company can now get on with the building process.The video below shows T-Mobile’s roadmap for when and where it will be rolling out the new spectrum.working overtime to produce new chipsets, there’s a long lead time on getting new silicon into new devices.Full-scale production of new devices has to start months before launch, and the final design of chips needs to be set in stone a long time before that." data-reactid="27"This brings us to the biggest problem: device availability.As always in these cases, the rollout occurs over-the-air, so at some point you'll get an update notification and you go from there.But since the update is going out in stages, it might be a few days before all Lumia Icon units receive it. I tried the app a few months ago and all it said was that my phone is eligible for Win10 when available unlike my Lumia 635 which isn't the 1GB version.
It’s also worth noting that T-Mobile is only talking about getting a few test sites up by the end of the year.