T-Mobile and Nokia announced a landmark $3.5 billion agreement to accelerate the deployment of a nationwide 5G network. Nokia will provide T-Mobile with its complete end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio, assisting the Un-carrier in its efforts to bring its 5G network to market for customers in the critical first years of the 5G cycle.
5-G network extension
Being the part of the agreement, Nokia will help T-Mobile’s to build a nationwide 5G network with 600 MHz and 28 GHz millimeter wave 5G capabilities compliant with 3GPP 5G New Radio standards.
5G promises to enable faster speeds, massive connectivity, decade-long battery life for sensors and super-responsive and reliable networks for customers. This will unleash on-demand virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences, driverless vehicles, medical monitoring, advanced industrial automation services, and so much more – all requiring ubiquitous low latency connectivity.
Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile, Neville Ray said that they are all in 5G. Every dollar they will spend is a 5G dollar, and their agreement with Nokia underscores the kind of investment they are making to bring customers a mobile, nationwide 5G network. And together with Sprint, they will be able to do So.
Chief Customer Operations Officer of Nokia, Ashish Chowdhary said that together they will advance the large-scale deployment of 5G services throughout the United States. This is a testament to their companies’ strong and productive working relationship, one which has produced several important technological milestones in recent months, and which now allows them to make 5G a commercial reality.