Ericsson and T-Mobile have declared a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment.
Under the arrangement, Ericsson will give T-Mobile the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.
Spanning from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will use Ericsson’s market-driving 5G portfolio to extend existing LTE capacity needs while future-sealing the network.
The contract additionally envelops Ericsson’s digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, empowering T-Mobile to quickly dispatch innovative and momentous 5G encounters to customers.
Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile, says: “While the other folks just make guarantees, we’re putting our cash where our mouth is. With this new Ericsson agreement we’re laying the basis for 5G – and with Sprint we can supercharge the 5G revolution.”
Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America, says: “We have recently chosen to build our investments in the US to be nearer to our driving customers and better support them with their accelerated 5G deployments; thereby breathing life into 5G for shoppers and enterprises the nation over. This agreement denotes a noteworthy milestone for both organizations. We are excited about our partnership with T-Mobile, supporting them to strengthen, grow and accelerate the deployment of their nationwide 5G network.”
5G guarantees to convey high data speeds, extreme low latency, ultra-high reliability, vitality proficiency and extreme gadget densities, which will be acknowledged by the development of LTE in combination with new radio-get to technologies.
Under the terms of the new arrangement, Ericsson will supply hardware and software from its market-prepared 5G Platform, which incorporates its strengthened Ericsson Radio System portfolio, over all spectrum groups accessible to T-Mobile. Additionally, T-Mobile’s as of now installed base of Ericsson Radio System radios will have the capacity to run 5G NR technology with straightforward remote software installation.