MetroPCS selects vendors for LTE rollout

16 Sep 2009

US-based cellco MetroPCS has announced that it has chosen Ericsson and Samsung to supply infrastructure and handsets for its planned deployment of Long Term Evolution (LTE) network technology. Ericsson will provide the network infrastructure for the launch, while Samsung will provide the first LTE handset for the operator. ‘LTE represents the next generation of wireless technology, and we are proud to be working with two technology leaders in Ericsson and Samsung,’ said Roger D. Linquist, CEO of MetroPCS, adding: ‘As the internet goes mobile we are excited to be at the forefront of this wireless evolution with the building out of our 4G broadband data services. We anticipate that we will begin offering our 4G LTE services and a dual-mode LTE/CDMA smartphone in our major metropolitan markets in late 2010.’