T-Mobile has the ability to devote substantial capex to a buildout. Sprint never could get ahead of its debt load to do that, and it certainly didn't get any help from SoftBank to do that either.
Also, T-Mobile can take advantage of greater economies of scale for its build out than either Sprint or it could do alone.
Also, T-Mobile had to have an orderly shutdown of Sprint's nine 5G markets (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.). Now that that has seemingly occurred, I would expect T-Mobile's 2.5 GHz rollout to kick into gear in these major markets.
Finally, we are (were) in the midst of a COVID-19 shutdown/delay of many regulatory processes. Hopefully T-Mobile was able to work through this as best it could. Hopefully things reopen soon and T-Mobile can fully execute on its network plans.
Sprint had the most spectrum too. Look how that turned out. Its about if you can execute on a wide scale. Right now Neville is talking to much and not working enough. Sent from my SM-G988U1 using Tapatalk
Thanks! Just ordered an LM960, it should make things easy and it comforts me a bit that it’s a final product rather than an engineering sample. In my case, I won’t have to play with IMEI stuff since I have a grandfathered Original Unlimited Plus plan with official unlimited Hotspot access on the line. That WG router you use looks like a good option except it’s out of stock at LTEFix. It looks like you did what I would do with that router too on the antenna ports (replace a couple WiFi ports with LTE ports for 4x4 MIMO). I’m thinking in exchange for a little cable loss to feel better about it durability wise, I might mount my enclosure under the eave right under the antenna J-Pole so there is some shelter from direct sunlight and precipitation. Now I just need to figure out what to do with my cabling. I’m considering either buying tools to cut and re-terminate my existing LMR400 cables to the shorter length or buying new cables at the appropriate length. It looks like new cables would be cheaper but maybe getting those tools could be worthwhile for future changes? Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk