T-Mobile US and Nokia have announced a landmark USD3.5 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, as it seeks to deploy a nationwide 5G network using 600MHz and 28GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum. The vendor notes that the contract will see it deliver its AirScale radio platform and cloud-native core, AirFrame hardware, CloudBand software, SON and 5G Acceleration Services.
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray commented: ‘We are all in on 5G. Every dollar we spend is a 5G dollar, and our agreement with Nokia underscores the kind of investment we’re making to bring customers a mobile, nationwide 5G network.’