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13/04/2017 T-Mobile made a $8bn bet to catch up with Verizon and AT&T on U.S. wireless market

T-Mobile spent $8bn to score big at US airwaves auction. The company bought $8bn of the $19bn total spent on spectrum used to power smartphones and tablets. AT&T bought less than $1bn in airwaves, and Verizon, the biggest US operator by customers, did not participate.
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    • History 

    • VoiceStream Wireless 

    • Omnipoint and Aerial acquisitions 

    • Deutsche Telekom acquires VoiceStream and Powertel 

    • SunCom acquisition 

    • Aborted acquisition by AT&T 

    • Merger with MetroPCS Communications 

    • The "Un-carrier", additional wireless spectrum acquisition 

    • Wireless networks 

    • Cellular network 

    • Packet-switched data upgrade 

    • 3G upgrade / discontinuation 

    • 4G LTE upgrade 

    • Preparations 

    • Vendors 

    • Launches 

    • 600 MHz 

    • 2.5 GHz 

    • Roaming 

    • Sprint Network 

    • Wi-Fi network (public) 

    • T-Mobile ONE 

    • Simple Choice 

    • Capping unlimited data users 

    • InReach program 

    • Metro by T-Mobile 

    • GoSmart Mobile 

    • TVision Home 

    • Sidekick data outage 

    • Network outages 

    • Marketing 

    • Un-carrier movement 

    • Formation of TU 

    • Political pressure 

    • Reports 

    • Information security