BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After years of innovating, challenging the status quo, and disrupting the wireless industry, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is pulling back the curtain on tech with its new Tech Experience – an innovation center built inside the company’s Launch Pad – PLUS an interactive showroom on wheels, where everyone can experience the future of wireless.
Also home to T-Mobile’s national technology lab, the Launch Pad is where engineers develop, refine and introduce next-generation wireless technologies, including LTE Advanced, 5G and IoT. The unique location gives visitors a chance to experience and interact with the latest technology being produced right now.
“The T-Mobile Launch Pad lab is the heart of our network innovation and cutting-edge technology,” said John Legere, Chief Executive Officer at T-Mobile. “It’s where our engineers design America’s fastest 4G LTE network, disrupt the industry, and continue to help architect the future of wireless. 5G is becoming a reality in this building, and everyone’s invited to witness it and to see the future for themselves!”
The Tech Experience takes the benefits of 5G – like lower latency, increased capacity, insanely fast speeds, and more – and brings them to life with real world demonstrations and hands-on interactive experiences. Visitors will better envision a world where EVERYTHING is connected – where you’ll never lose anything again. Connected drones go from novelty to necessary, playing a crucial role in emergencies and forever changing home delivery. Smart cities are brought to life through interactive displays to show how they’ll become safer, cleaner and more efficient. Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR) become a part of our everyday lives, revolutionizing the way we communicate. And the list goes on!
The state of the art facility isn’t just a showroom. It’s where some of the brightest minds in wireless are building and evolving new technologies. Just last month, working with Nokia, T-Mobile engineers accomplished the nation’s first dual connectivity data transmission, harnessing the power of 5G AND 4G LTE at the same time. 5G is the first generation capable of delivering dual connectivity, and it’s why we continue to invest in our LTE network – which is already the fastest in the country.
“We don’t just wait for the future to arrive. We innovate and push the future of wireless forward,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile. “We already hold the crown for fastest LTE, and today we’re working to build a mobile, nationwide 5G network, all thanks largely to the work being done right here in Bellevue.”
“Neville and his team have been doing amazing things on our network for years now… but 5G is going to change everything, and you have to see it to really appreciate it!” said Legere. “We are bringing this new technology to customers here in the U.S. as soon as phones are ready for it, and when we team up with Sprint – we’ll really kick 5G into high gear for American consumers.”
The Tech Experience Truck was built with that same innovative spirit, but we put it on a bad a$$, souped-up semi-truck, so it can bring the future of wireless to people across the country. Everyone from business leaders to students and future innovators are invited to jump aboard to see how the future of wireless will unleash endless possibilities and transform the world we live in. The nationwide tour just kicked off from Bellevue, WA, and will include dozens of stops in cities across the country over the next 12 months. You can follow the truck on social media by searching for #TMobileTechTruck.
Important Additional Information
In connection with the proposed transaction, T-Mobile US, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) has filed a registration statement on Form S-4, which contains a preliminary joint consent solicitation statement of T-Mobile and Sprint Corporation (“Sprint”), that also constitutes a preliminary prospectus of T-Mobile (the “joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus”), and each party will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT CONSENT SOLICITATION STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. When final, a definitive copy of the joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus will be sent to T-Mobile and Sprint stockholders. Investors and security holders may obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC’s website or from T-Mobile or Sprint. The documents filed by T-Mobile may be obtained free of charge at T-Mobile’s website, at www.t-mobile.com, or at the SEC’s website, at www.sec.gov, or from T-Mobile by requesting them by mail at T-Mobile US, Inc., Investor Relations, 1 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or by telephone at 212-358-3210. The documents filed by Sprint may be obtained free of charge at Sprint’s website, at www.sprint.com, or at the SEC’s website, at www.sec.gov, or from Sprint by requesting them by mail at Sprint Corporation, Shareholder Relations, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Mailstop KSOPHF0302-3B679, Overland Park, Kansas 66251, or by telephone at 913-794-1091.
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T-Mobile and Sprint and their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of consents in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about T-Mobile’s directors and executive officers is available in T-Mobile’s proxy statement dated April 26, 2018, for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Information about Sprint’s directors and executive officers is available in Sprint’s proxy statement dated June 26, 2018, for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and in Sprint’s subsequent Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 2, 2018. Other information regarding the participants in the consent solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC regarding the transaction when they become available. Investors should read the joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus carefully before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from T-Mobile or Sprint as indicated above.
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About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 75.6 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.