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Live from T-Mobile’s CES 2011 keynote!

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:59PM EST

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With Verizon’s CES keynote in the books it’s time to move on to the next one… T-Mobile. The nation’s forth largest carrier is expected to focus on its 4G network, technology, and hardare. Hit the jump to follow along!

2:10 PM: T-mobile CEO and President Philipp Humm is talking about 4G lineup expansion.

2:12 PM: Announcing 23 4G devices by the end of 2010, including tablets and phones.

2:17 PM: T-Mobile has the largest 4G footprint in America. Fastest data in top 100 markets.

2:18 PM: 300 % increase in video usage in the past year.

2:19 PM: CTO Neville Ray has taken the stage.

2:19 PM: Clarifying “4G” language: 4G means great radio and great backbone.

2:19 PM: 100 major 4G markets, which is 160% bigger than Verizon’s LTE footprint.

2:20 PM: 40% more coverage than Sprint/Clear LTE.

2:20 PM: T-Mobile has very large and comprehensive 4G mobile footprint.

2:21 PM: “The competition will play catch up as we continue to move forward and raise the bar.”

2:22 PM: “HSPA+ growth over the next 5 years is expected to hit 2.5 billion subscribers vs. 500 million for LTE.”

2:23 PM: T-Mobile will do LTE when the “technology is mature.”

2:24 PM: HSPA+ is better than LTE because of its increased spectral efficiency and improved throughput.

2:24 PM: 21mbps today, expecting to hit 672 mbps by the end of the next decade; 42mbps confirmed by 2011

2:25 PM: T-Mobile is officially announcing 42 mbps HSPA+ today (we’re seeing a HSPA+ 21Mbps demo).

2:28 PM: T-Mobile is noting that they’ve tested their 4G technology on a loaded network, unlike Verizon.

2:28 PM: Verizon is at exactly 10Mbps and Wimax is at 4mbps average throughput; on T-Moible’s HSPA+ is getting just under 10Mbps, again… on a full network.

2:30 PM: Seeing demo with 42Mbps HSPA+ laptop data stick. Getting speeds of around 30Mbps. Fire.

2:31 PM: T-Mo seems to be having a little trouble with its demo. Speeds start around 30Mbps but fluctuate up and down… on a full network?

2:33 PM: We’re seeing a game demo.

2:33 PM: The gaming demo is designed to show improved network latency and is actually going smoothly.

2:34 PM: Demo over *crowd lightly applauds*

2:37 PM: 3 Main points: HSPA+ benefits both new devices and legacy devices

2:37 PM: “42 improves legacy experience”; There will be no premium 4G pricing; 2011 42 MBps footprint: launching for 140 million subscribers… 2/3rds of total existing HSPA footprint

2:38 PM: CMO Cole Brodman is taking the stage.

2:39 PM: Launching 25 4G devices this year and we expect tablets to explode in 2011.

2:40 PM: T-Mobile will be the place where consumers come for tablets because of “the need for speed.”

2:41 PM: John Thode, VP of Dell Mobility is up now. Dell Streak 7 anyone?

2:42 PM: Dell thinks about the Streak 7 as the ultimate experience in social neworking and entertainment.

2:42 PM: “Value priced and perfect for students” (no mention of price yet).

2:43 PM: Motto for the streak is “collect, consume, and share.”

2:43 PM: Will weigh under 1lb. NVIDIA dual-core processor, HSPA+

2:45 PM: widget based interface to facilitate intuitive use, based on Dell Stage UI

2:45 PM: “Wi-Fi sharing for up to 5 devices.”

2:46 PM: Available in the “coming weeks”.

2:47 PM: Wow, that’s it… well… I guess we’re out of here. Make sure to keep it locked here on BGR for all the latest CES goodness.

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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.