MetroPCS contract Bridgewater Systems for 4G rollout

15 Dec 2009

US-based equipment vendor Bridgewater Systems has announced that it has received an order to provide components to support MetroPCS’ Long Term Evolution (LTE) network rollout, Reuters reports. MetroPCS selected Bridgewater’s product suite for the 4G network, including the Home Subscriber Server and the Policy Controller, which manage data related to various subscriber services. Bridgewater, which helps wireless carriers manage mobile data traffic, said it was in several LTE trials with major operators in Asia Pacific and North America along with its partners. As reported by CommsUpdate on 16 September 2009, MetroPCS has also contracted Ericsson and Samsung to provide infrastructure and handsets to support its LTE rollout. Roger D. Linquist, CEO of MetroPCS, said at the time: ‘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.’

United States, Bridgewater Systems, Ericsson, Metro by T-Mobile (formerly MetroPCS), Samsung