T-Mobile Hints at 3G Offering in US
T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Operations (try fitting that on a business card!), Neville Ray, hinted at T-Mobile’s plans for 3G services in an interview with BetaNews. Ray stated that the company is already testing 3G services in some markets, however, he did not reveal where.
According to Ray, “We are very hopeful that by the end of 2006, and definitely in 2007, we’d be able to bring 3G services to the market. Some of this is auction dependent.”
Of course, 3G is not a technology, but rather a category of technologies. So which 3G technology are they using? While there’s no official announcement, most people believe they will use UMTS, the same technology they used by their sister companies in Europe.