Ericsson and T-Mobile on Wednesday announced a multi-year USD 3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile's nationwide network">5G network deployment.
Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson's market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network.
The contract also encompasses Ericsson's digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, enabling T-Mobile to rapidly launch innovative and groundbreaking 5G experiences to customers.
"While the other guys just make promises, we're putting our money where our mouth is. With this new Ericsson agreement we're laying the groundwork for 5G - and with Sprint we can supercharge the 5G revolution," said Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile, Neville Ray.
"We have recently decided to increase our investments in the US to be closer to our leading customers and better support them with their accelerated 5G deployments; thereby bringing 5G to life for consumers and enterprises across the country. This agreement marks a major milestone for both companies," said President and Head of Ericsson North America, Niklas Heuveldop.