T-Mobile Inks Multi-Billion Dollar 5G Deals With Nokia, Ericsson
T-Mobile has inked five-year, multi-billion-dollar agreements with
both Ericsson and Nokia to help the mobile carrier accelerate and
expand its 5G footprint. T-Mobile (TMUS) said that the deals are
built on last year’s merger with Sprint, and will add more 5G
coverage, capacity, speed and advanced technical capabilities such
as 5G carrier aggregation across all of its spectrum bands. As part
of the agreement, Ericsson will supply equipment, software, and
related services, including active and passive antennas.
Furthermore, T-Mobile will use Nokia’s (NOK) AirScale radio
platform to deploy an ultra capacity 5G layer with 2.5GHz
massive MIMO technology.