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Wednesday, July 06, 2005
  Tough times ahead for T-Mobile
While Verizon and Sprit begin to roll out their high speed networks, T-Mobile is facing the hardship that is upgrading your infrastructure from the old GSM European standard to the high speed capable 3G. The upgrade could costs the Zeta-Jones lovers as much as $10 billion dollars. CDMA advocate Nordgaard states,
Adding to T-Mobile's dilemma is that the European version of CDMA (WCDMA, also called UMTS) requires 10 MHz (2 x 5 MHz) for the initial RF carrier...In order to deploy this, T-Mobile will either have to carve this spectrum out of its existing holdings, which are already taxed, or purchase additional spectrum at auction.
 
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