NewCore Wireless, a full-service GSM/UMTS wireless technology provider, offering end-to-end managed network services to Tier II, III, and IV rural carriers in the US, has announced that – with unnamed rural wireless operators – it has selected Ericsson to supply and implement its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.
In a press release NewCore Wireless said that under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will supply its Evolved Packet Core LTE solution, along with its LTE radio network to New Core Wireless’ partners. The wireless provider meanwhile, will work alongside the vendor to implement the fourth generation network including network design, rollout and optimisation. This partnership will continue after product launch with a cycle of network monitoring, analyzing, optimisation and support throughout the life of the network. In addition, New Core Wireless is also partnering with Stutler Technologies, one of the nation’s largest wireless system integrators.
No financial details were disclosed on the contract, which will see the new 4G/LTE network and infrastructure launched on 1 April 2013, building on NewCore Wireless’ existing end-to-end 3G network that was implemented in 2009.