T-Mobile continues streak, inks tower deal

T-Mobile touts post-paid growth, agrees tower deal

07 JAN 2022
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T-Mobile US released preliminary Q4 2021 results predicting it will again lead the US industry in post-paid customer net additions.

The operator recorded post-paid net additions of 1.8 million and cited broad industry expectations it would best rivals AT&T and Verizon for the metric. Contract phone users came in at 844,000 compared with 824,000 in Q4 2020.

Earlier this week, AT&T revealed net post-paid additions of 1.3 million in Q4.

Separately, T-Mobile announced a 12-year lease agreement with Crown Castle, stating it will help it extend its 5G network to more customers by accessing the infrastructure company’s small cells and towers.

Crown Castle’s portfolio of fibre-based small cell sites in large cities may be more useful to T-Mobile than some of the assets it inherited through its merger with Sprint.

Neville Ray, president of technology at T-Mobile, stated it is determined to bring 5G to “even more customers”, despite already having the nation’s largest compatible network.

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