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iPhone 5: How Apple’s LTE Band Choices Are Affecting The Carrier Landscape In Europe

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http://techcrunch.com – The iPhone 5‘s partial support for LTE frequencies in Europe means that when the iPhone 5 goes on sale tomorrow, the only Europeans who will be able to use it for 4G speeds are customers of T-Mobile, Germany, browsing the mobile web in the 60 cities where the carrier has currently deployed 1,800MHz LTE. The Germany carrier tells TechCrunch it plans to expand its 1,800MHz LTE coverage to 100 cities by the end of the year — and will look to push coverage further next year, although it is also using 800MHz spectrum to run LTE services to rural locations as this spectrum is more effic (IT news)