T-Mobile USA has entered into an agreement with Leap Wireless International, Inc. and Savary Island Wireless, LLC (Leap's non-controlled, majority-owned venture), to exchange wireless spectrum in various markets. The companies jointly filed an application with the FCC on Wednesday, April 4.
Pending regulatory approval, T-Mobile will receive spectrum from Leap in several markets in Alabama, Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota, and Leap will receive spectrum from T-Mobile in Phoenix, AZ and Houston, Galveston and Bryan-College Station, TX. Additionally, the companies will exchange spectrum in Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE and Atlantic City, NJ as well as several markets in Texas and New Mexico.
This agreement enables T-Mobile to enhance the 4G user experience as we continue to deliver a fast, nationwide 4G network and modernize our network for LTE services.