T-Mobile will dip its toes into unlicensed LTE in 2015, it has been widely reported. The move is not altogether surprising in that it was the first carrier to embrace making cell phone calls over public Wi-Fi networks and home networks with its Personal CellSpot.
“Unlicensed LTE is emerging as a promising technology, and it is complimentary to Wi-Fi and compatible with VoLTE. This new form of LTE, once matured, will enable utilization of the 5-GHz unlicensed bands. As CTO Neville Ray has said previously, we are always looking at different technologies to bring additional benefits to our customers and this is more of the same,” said Lindsay Morio, T-Mobile spokesperson.