T-Mobile US has signed a multi-year, USD3.5 billion contract with Ericsson to support its nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, the vendor will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards. The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core.
Neville Ray, CTO at T-Mobile US, commented: ‘While the other guys just make promises, we’re putting our money where our mouth is. With this new Ericsson agreement, we’re laying the groundwork for 5G – and with Sprint we can supercharge the 5G revolution.’