Most people are aware that T-Mobile is the only one out of the four big carriers in the United States that do not have the iPhone in its line of smartphone offerings for its customers. On the other hand, the other three large carriers in the United States which are AT&T, Sprint Nextel Corporation and Verizon Wireless have been offering the flagship handset of Apple for quite a long time.
Because of this, T-Mobile, in one way or another, has fallen behind the other top carriers because the iPhone is not available on its network. T-Mobile may try to get even with its network competitors as reports say that it is partnering with Nokia-Siemens and Ericsson this year to make their very own 4G LTE network which will be the beginning of its campaign to bring in the new iPhone as part of its handset offers.
The upcoming iPhone which may be possibly called the iPhone 5 or the new iPhone has been speculated to be the first handset of Apple with LTE support. LTE is considered Internet connectivity's leading standard where it is available. The report says that AT&T will strengthen its frequency band and then fully go into setting up its LTE network.
Is it really true that T-Mobile will be America's fourth carrier to have the iPhone in its offering? Many are hoping that it will be true since T-Mobile is seemingly having problems with the frequency band of the Advanced Wireless Services. The AWS is a frequency band of 1700/2100 MHz that is utilized for the 3G network of T-Mobile.
The carrier needs to make adjustments to its AWS so that it can maximize the new iPhone that is expected to feature 4G LTE capabilities. With this, there is a possibility that in case T-Mobile will offer the iPhone 5, it will only be a 3G handset at the beginning. The network carrier itself has expressed that the earliest time that it can fully support LTE is on 2013.