When T-Mobile announced its Q4 2016 earnings earlier this week, it also dropped some info on the current status of its network and its future coverage plans. That includes sharing a projected coverage map for 2017.
The new T-Mobile projected coverage map shows what T-Mo expects its network to look like as of December 31, 2017. Compared to the coverage map as of December 31, 2016, T-Mo is planning to greatly expand its LTE footprint in 2017.
Some of the states that are projected to get quite a bit more T-Mobile LTE coverage are Montana, Iowa, Oregon, and West Virginia. There are several other states that are projected to get more 4G LTE coverage, too.
I’ve also included T-Mobile’s coverage map as of December 31, 2016 so that you can compare it with T-Mobile’s projected coverage map as of December 31, 2017.
T-Mobile reiterated its plans to continue expanding its LTE network in its Q4 2016 earnings announcement, saying that its 4G LTE network currently reaches 314 million people and that that number should grow to 320 million by the end of 2017. Still, it’s exciting to see T-Mobile’s 2017 LTE expansion plans depicted on a map and compared to the existing LTE footprint. Now we just have to wait and see if T-Mo can follow through on its projection.
Source: T-Mobile (PDF)