The deal will see Ericsson support T-Mobile's nationwide 5G rollout, supplying the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software. The contract also encompasses Ericsson's dynamic orchestration, business support systems and Ericsson Cloud Core to assist the mobile operator in launching new services.
Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile, said: "While the other guys just make promises, we're putting our money where our mouth is".
During the same event, AT&T also announced the rollout of mobile 5G in five United States cities: Houston, Jacksonville, Louisville, New Orleans, and San Antonio - in addition to previously announced markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Waco. This agreement marks a major milestone for both companies.
The arrangement builds on a previous $3.5 billion 5G network gear deal that T-Mobile signed with Nokia in July. In the period in-between, T-Cell's already installed unpleasant of Ericsson Radio Machine radios will likely be in a procedure to tear 5G NR technology by the usage of some distance flung instrument installation.Learn moreover: What is 5G?
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As allotment the Nokia settlement, T-Cell acknowledged it would use Nokia's 5G network technology in conjunction with instrument, companies and products and hardware.
Although still a work in progress, and still lacking official standards or regulation, 5G networks are expected to launch across the world by 2020, working with existing 3G and 4G networks to provide businesses and consumers alike with speedier connections that stay online no matter where you are.
"Initially by having the 5G network ready, what that enables us to do is to trial and test the early versions of the handsets and dongles and mobile hotspots and tablets, and the manufacturers come through and test them outside of the lab environment and in a commercial environment", Telstra CEO Andy Penn told ZDNet. Crucial to AT&T's rapid deployment plans is the use of key 5G technologies using millimeter wave spectrum to serve the connectivity needs of those in dense urban environments.
Both European vendors have undoubtedly benefited from the USA clampdown on Chinese rivals Huawei Technologies Co.