Fi t 4G LTE N t k L h i First 4G LTE Network Launch in the Americas: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons learned

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the Americas:Challenges,
Opportunities, and Lessons learned
KenGeisheimer
Ken

Geisheimer
CTO Organization
November162010
November

16
,
2010
Disclaimer
Any statements not of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal and
state securities laws. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipates,”
projects,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” and other similar expressions. Examples of forward-
looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make regarding the future opportunities
for our business, the challenges and opportunities facing our business, our strategy, and the benefits of
LTE to our business, availability of LTE handsets and pricing, the ability of our networks to handle traffic,
and when we will launch LTE in our remaining markets . Statements made during this presentation that
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uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the ability of our suppliers to
deliver LTE products and services and developments by our vendors and suppliers, and risks and
uncertainties described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009,
which is on file with the SEC, and may be obtained free of charge through the SEC’s website at
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Agenda
Agenda
MetroPCS Overview
Details of our 4G LTE Network Launch
Samsung Craft LTE/CDMA Handset
LTE

Wh
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First?/Wh
y
Now?
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Deployment Challenges
What’s Next
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Major Market Focus
Focus on serving major metro areas
Expand into adjacent areas with communities of
interest near major markets
Coverage in Major
Metro Areas
Provide Metro USA nationwide coverage to more than
280 million POPs or 90% of the U.S. population
•New York City
•Los Angeles
•Chicago
•San Francisco
•Dallas/Ft. Worth
•Philadelphia
•Houston
•Atlanta
WashingtonDC

Washington
,
DC
•Detroit
•Phoenix
•Boston
•Miami
•San Diego
•Cleveland
•Denver
•St. Louis

Tampa
4

Tampa
•Baltimore
•Pittsburgh
Industry Leading Customer Adoption
8.0
Subscriber Trends
Over
7.8 million
subscribers
(in millions)
6.0
7.0
5 million
subscribers
6 million
subscribers
35% CAGR
4.0
5.0
3 million
subscribers
4 million
subscribers
S
ubscribers
3.0
1 million
2 million
subscribers
subscribers
Total
S
1.0
2.0
subscribers
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0.0
Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2
2009200220032004200520062007
2008
2010
Taking the ‘Road Less Traveled’
Pioneered …
Flat rate

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Early technology adopter
1xRTT/CDMA network in ’02
6 sector base stations in ’04

A
ll-IP backhaul in ‘05
DAS networks in ‘07
Technology driven cost/price
leadership
leadership
Give customers a post-pay experience
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flexibility

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Leadership: First 4G LTE Launch in the Americas
Chose LTE technology for 4G in 3Q 2008
Selected Samsung as our handset partner in 1Q 2009

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Signed contract with Samsung in March 2010

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First commercial dual-mode LTE/CDMA
handset from Samsung, 9/21/10
First Ericsson 4G LTE, DFW 9/29/10
Detroit 10/20/10, LA & Phil 11/4/10
Remaining 4G LTE markets launching by
EOY 2010 and early 2011
4G LTE is a Transformational Technology and
is expected to be the World Standard
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Samsung Craft (SCH-R900)
World’s first 4G LTE handset for $299 (after $50 
instant rebate) 

Multi
modedevicewith4GLTE1xRTTEVDOand

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LTE

1xRTT

EVDO

and
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Wi‐Fi, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity
3.3” AMOLED touch screen with slide‐out QWERTY 
ke
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board 
y
Enhanced HTML Web browser and TouchWiz UI
TM
3.2 megapixel camera and camcorder w/ auto focus
2GB microSD memor
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 card 
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re‐loaded Star Trek 
yp
(expandable up to 32GB)
HD video support
Dimensions
5.20 oz.
4.48”x 2.21”x 0.6”
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LTE –WHY FIRST?
WHYNOW?
WHY

NOW?
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Mobile Data Dilemma
PolicyEnforcement
Ctdifftitdffbd
Optimization
66% of mobile data traffic
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Policy

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ase
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on value and willingness to pay
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Wi-Fi Offload
44% of data used on iPhoneson Wifi
28% of data used on Android devices on WiFi*
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Data
Demand
py
Data
Demand
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DataTraffic Forecast Update,
2009-2014 (2/2010)
Spectral efficiency: HSPA, LTE and WiMAX
Based on Average Throughput per Sector
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Downlink
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ctrum Efficien
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0.98
1.06
0.70
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Sp
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0.43
HSPA R6
0.30
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DL: 2x2, UL:1x2DL: 2x2, UL:1x2DL: 2x2, UL:1x2TDD 22:15
DL: 2x2, UL:1x2
Why First/ Why Now?
Maximize usage of our spectrum and
existing infrastructure assets
Leapfrog 3G technology
Timing and cost-performance
Motivate the LTE ecosystem
Partnering early with best of
breedsuppliers
breed

suppliers

Support our strategy of graceful
migration to VoLTE
Address our unique requirements
such as 1.4, 3, and 5MHz BW


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demands
It’s a network transformation
Global Standards and open ecosystem
key drivers
Order of ma
g
nitude im
p
rovement over
gp
CDMA
–Data rates
~10x
–Capacity expansion
–CAPEX investment 
reduction
reduction
–Incremental OPEX 
backhaul savings
VoIP with VoLTE is key
Flat, all-IP network to scale

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Future with LTE Advanced
DEPLOYMENT CHALLANGE
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4G LTE & CDMA Network
CDMA
MME
HSS
Aggregation
MSC
MPLS Core
S/P
Gateway
MME
HSS
PCRF
Aggregation
Router
Gateway
DAS
Data Center Applications,
e.g., SMS, DPI, Internet Gateway
Network
CDMA
BTS
LTE
eNodeB
Public
Internet
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Drive commonality between LTE and
CDMA where it makes sense
LTE Challenges
Vendor SelectionTechnical, financial, resources, schedule, supply chain, partnership,…etc
Handset/ChipsetAvailability of dual mode CDMA/LTE devices
LTE&CDMAInterference
MinimizetheEffectontheCDMAnetworkandRFoptimization
LTE

&

CDMA

Interference
Minimize

the

Effect

on

the

CDMA

network

and

RF

optimization
Antenna Sharing & DASSharing antennas between the two access technologies
Macro eNB and RRHTiming and soft cost of structural and site preparations
Cell Edge Data RatesWorking applications at the cell edge including video
Cell Site Routers &
Aggregation Routers
TestingCell Site RoutersandAggregationRouters with eNBs
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ePC/OSS PerformanceHigh quality operation of MME, SGW, PGW, HSS, and PCRF and OSS
SON ImplementationAuto-integrationof eNB and RF optimization
End User QualityNetwork Quality perceived by the end user
NewMarket LaunchLaunchnew markets when an existing market is operational
IODTInteroperability between handset and infrastructure
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SpectrumClearingCompletespectrum clearing in all AWS markets (DOD & Govt.)
Standard ComplianceDifferent vendor interpretation & implementation of standards at bit level
Antenna Sharing Challanges
3 sector BTS vs. 6 sector BTS
Single band AWS or PCS vs. Dual Band AWS and PCS
SIMO antenna sharing is shown below (in-band)
Diplexers required required for out-of-band solution
Extra cabling required and RX diversity gain balance
No impact to TX side; Minimal impact to RX
MIMO antenna sharing
Diplexers required required for out-of-band solution
Filter/Combiners required for in-band solution
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Backhaul Challenges
Time to market for our 4G network build-out
Ra
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T1s for eNB inte
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Ethernet availability
Add capacity post launch with T1s, fiber, or microwave
Cost
Technology selected based lowest cost per Megabit at each cell site
Carrier Ethernet MRC –cost per Megabit for 5, 10, 20, 50 Mbps
Rollover of T1s to Ethernet
Cellsiterotersandaggregationroters
Price Per MB

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aggregation

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Combine CDMA + LTE backhaul
IP RAN Design

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Traffic Shaping & policing
QoS
SLA
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CDMA supported on 850, 1900(PCS) & 1700/2100(AWS1) bands
CDMA Voice with LTE Data

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Optimize battery life
IODT and IOT with two infrastructure vendors
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HandsetIODT/IOT
Handset

IODT/IOT
PHY Layer IODT
Point to point basic Layer 1 functional test between eNB and UE
PHY Layer and some Layer 2 MAC functions are included
Control channel parameters are set manually
LAB IODT
PHY Layer and Full protocol stack testing
Testing under integrated LTE Network configuration
Single and multi-UE test executed using all elements of LTE network
including eNB, MME, SGW, PGW, PCRF, and OSS
Field IOT
Operator’s network configuration with dynamic RF environment
The RF test environment is changed to outdoor and terminal is in a
moving vehicle -including multipath, fading, and doppler shift
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WHAT’S NEXT
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What’s Next
4G LTE:
Build out remaining CDMA footprint
Expand LTE market coverage through 2011
Expand handset portfolio with smartphones and Android handsets
De
p
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DAS, microcells, or
p
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Refarm CDMA spectrum for LTE use
Aggressively move down VoIP over LTE (VoLTE) path
Objectives Beyond LTE
Reduce network cost (Lower cost per bit)
In
c
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ease

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Improve eNB scheduler performance using advanced techniques
Automate intelligent system optimization using SON
Improve system performance at low mobility
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Deploy advanced signal processing techniques to enhance throughput
at the cell edge
LTE Advanced
LTE Advanced –Up to 1 Gbps
Provide peak data rates of 300 Mbps to 750 Mbps (2x2 MIMO) and 1 Gbps (4x4
MIMO)
Heterogeneous Networks (macro, picocells, relays, femtocells)
Multicarrier Aggregation from 40 MHz to 100 MHz

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Enhanced multi-antenna transmission techniques
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The Road Ahead
4G LTE evolution is key to the
future low-cost, high-value
offerings
4G LTE is catalyst to
transformtheentirenetwork
transform

the

entire

network
Wireless connectivity
becomes pervasive and
affordable for Al
l
Future is any wireless
applianceon
any
network
appliance

on

any

network
Consumers
Consumers
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win!
win!
Thank You
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