T-Mobile US explores fibre network options2022-11-08 18:12 by Daniela
T-Mobile is reportedly working with Citigroup to find partners to invest up to $4 billion to build a fiber network in unspecified parts of the US. T-Mobile is the nation's second biggest wireless network operator, in terms of subscribers, but it is the only big mobile provider that doesn't own a wired network.
T-Mobile launched a FTTH service in residential buildings in Manhattan in 2021. Any move to deploy its own fibre would bolster such offerings along with providing backhaul for 5G traffic. The operator may also be eligible to bid for government funds covering broadband deployments in the nation.
A fiber network would be advantageous to T-Mobile for wireless network backhaul as well, with T-Mobile leasing most of its fiber backhaul capacity today.
If T-Mobile is successful, it would help the second-largest US wireless carrier better compete with Verizon and AT&T, both of whom already have their own fiber networks.
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