Statement: Leap Spectrum Exchange

April 08, 2012

Bellevue, Wash. — Apr. 9, 2012

T-Mobile USA has entered into an agreement with Leap Wireless International, Inc. and Savary Island Wireless, LLC (Leap's non-controlled, majority-owned venture), to exchange wireless spectrum in various markets. The companies jointly filed an application with the FCC on Wednesday, April 4.

Pending regulatory approval, T-Mobile will receive spectrum from Leap in several markets in Alabama, Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota, and Leap will receive spectrum from T-Mobile in Phoenix, AZ and Houston, Galveston and Bryan-College Station, TX. Additionally, the companies will exchange spectrum in Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE and Atlantic City, NJ as well as several markets in Texas and New Mexico.

This agreement enables T-Mobile to enhance the 4G user experience as we continue to deliver a fast, nationwide 4G network and modernize our network for LTE services.

Lindsay Morio

T-Mobile USA Media Relations


About T-Mobile USA:

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit