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T-Mobile wins bids for big chunk of 3G spectrum

Love high-speed 3G data but find that you are experiencing far too many pockets where service is lacking? If you’re a T-Mobile subscriber, you’re going to love this news: The company that keeps reminding you to “get more” has just got more: T-Mobile has won bids to use a lot of the 3G spectrum.

With very significant portions of the 1700MHz and 2100MHz bands, Catherine Zeta-Jones and crew are getting ready to blanket super-urban areas with plenty of 3G coverage. The 120 bids translate to 474 million people served. The implementation won’t be instantaneous, of course, with full deployment taking about a year to complete.

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