T-Mobile announced its Q4 2016 earnings. In addition to unveiling information about its earnings, the carrier also released some information on its network current status along with their future plans for coverage. A projected coverage map for 2017 was also released by T-Mobile.
Judging on the locations highlighted on the projected coverage map, it is clear that T-Mobile hopes to expand its LTE footprint to a much larger scale. The carrier has compared this with its coverage last Dec. 31, 2016 and wish to grow the coverage greatly. The projected target date for this coverage map is Dec. 31, 2017.
The map depicts the carrier's plan to expand its LTE coverage across states like Montana, West Virginia, Iowa, and Oregon. There are other states where T-Mobile plans to offer more 4G LTE coverage.
During its Q4 2016 earnings announcement, TMO repeated its intentions on expanding its LTE network coverage. The carrier also foresees that its 4G LTE network will grow to serve up to 320 million people by the end of this year. Currently, the network reaches 314 million people. But with T-Mobile's plans to offer more services through the year, it's likely this number will grow.