No, AT&T wireless is Vodafone's roaming partner in the US.

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> On 20/09/2016, at 20:50, Simon Fogarty <si...@blinky-net.com> wrote:
> 
> Do Vodafone exist in the USA?
>  
> Also is Nokia still involved in development of these protocols etc for mobile 
> networks?
>  
> I know they have just recently done something with Microsoft regarding mobile 
> technology
> I think  it’s purchased the mobile side of things back, but can’t remember 
> correctly.
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> [mailto:macvisionaries@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
> Sent: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 4:51 PM
> To: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: T-Mobile launches LTE 4X4 MIMO and 64/256 quadrature modulation 
> beating verizon again!
>  
> Oh I am sure. They have been talking about 5G testing now for sometime I 
> think. It seems like that's the one thing Vesey has over everybody. They 
> still have the most customers by far, which should mean they have more money 
> than anybody to spend on these kinds of improvements. T-Mobile has been doing 
> well. But they are still number three in the big race, and you would think 
> that would impact of their income over all and thus and their ability to do 
> stuff in the future
> 
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> On Sep 19, 2016, at 9:40 PM, Scott Granados <sc...@qualityip.net> wrote:
> 
> I like to see the competition, I think it’s a cool thing.  There are very 
> sharp people at VZ including my friend who is the lead engineer in the NNO 
> group, they will continue in the arms race I’m sure.:)
>  
> On Sep 20, 2016, at 12:37 AM, Mary Otten <motte...@gmail.com> wrote:
>  
> Well, you got paid for it. So if it's smoked, it's smoked.
> Mary
> 
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> On Sep 19, 2016, at 9:34 PM, Scott Granados <sc...@qualityip.net> wrote:
> 
> Looks like they are continuing to build out which is a good sign and I know 
> they are closing on more spectrum for more areas. Enjoy the read it’s from 
> their CTO and has a fair bit of technical detail which is nice.  My handiwork 
> at Verizon just got smoked.:)
>  
>  
> On Sep 20, 2016, at 12:30 AM, Mary Otten <motte...@gmail.com> wrote:
>  
> Thanks for including the link, Scott. I haven't seen that yet in my 
> aggregation of tech news. I'm glad to see it's coming to the whole networ. 
> Maybe that means even we out here in Oregon will get it. Smile. Really need 
> that wider coverage out here in the wild wild West.
> 
> Mary
> 
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> On Sep 19, 2016, at 9:23 PM, Scott Granados <sc...@qualityip.net> wrote:
> 
> For folks who are aware, Verizon just launched LTE advanced or the ability to 
> bond carriers.  T-Mobile has had carrier aggregation in the network since 
> 2014 and with new advances announced this week jumps back in to the lead 
> being over 2 times faster than verizon with maximum speeds of 400 megabits 
> now available.  Two key technologies have been released, 4X4 MIMO and new 
> modulation schema 64/quad upload and 256/quad download.  
>             First, 4X4 MIMO allows t-mobile to open twice as many paths to 
> your handset.  This means that data is now spread on multiple paths per band 
> effectively increasing the bandwidth ( radio bandwidth) between your handset 
> and the tower.  This technology is up and running now in over 251 cities and 
> quickly being rolled out network wide.
>             Second, the new modulation scheme means that more bits per frame 
> or transmission are sent at one time.  This upgrade will be fully rolled out 
> across the T-Mobile network by the end of october.  Combined these 
> technologies allow for more cells per tower, faster throughput and the 
> ability to offer truly unlimited services with out worrying about user 
> contention or the need to throttle.  
>             T-Mobile also announced that it’s network now covers 99.7% of the 
> area that Verizon covers and reaches over 312 million users.  Plans continue 
> to not only increase coverage but increase cell density to the highest in the 
> industry surpassing verizon.  This means more raw capacity and more towers to 
> carry your traffic.
>  
> Read more here
>  
> https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-and-blogs/lte-advanced.htm
>  
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