T-Mobile says Dutch users will have 4G access on iPhones by year-end

28 Jan 2013

The Dutch operating arm of T-Mobile says that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network will be operational for all users, including iPhone owners, by the end of 2013. Telecompaper cites a blog from the Dutch carrier as saying that it deliberately purchased licences for spectrum in the 1800MHz frequency band because most smartphones – current and future – are provisioned for that band. T-Mobile NL intends to begin rolling out new LTE 4G antennas in the Amsterdam region in August this year, followed by other major cities, with nationwide coverage expected by end-2014. Further, the cellco says that its 4G services will only be available via new subscriptions – which are due to be unveiled later this year.

One of the carrier’s main rivals, KPN Mobile The Netherlands, intends to launch 4G services from February this year in Amsterdam, the Randstad and in the north of the country, but iPhone users will not be able to access its LTE network.

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