Nex-Tech Wireless has teamed up with Ericsson to commercially launch 5G capabilities in rural Kansas. Ericsson has been the primary vendor for Nex-Tech Wireless on its 4G deployments and the current 5G technologies utilise Ericsson’s 5G Evolved Packet Core, Cloud IMS and RAN products and solutions to support Non Standalone (NSA) 5G architecture in key areas across the operator’s coverage areas.
Jon Lightle, President and CEO of Nex-Tech Wireless, commented: ‘5G will bring increased capabilities to our customers including faster speeds, lower latency and more capacity. We are excited to bring the latest and greatest technology to communities throughout Kansas.’
According to the cellco’s website, 5G-enabled locations currently include Ellsworth, Great Bend, Hays, Hutchinson, Inman, Lindsborg, McPherson, Pratt, Russell, Salina. 2022, meanwhile, will see 5G extended to Beloit, Concordia, Ellinwood, Ellis, Hoisington, Larned, Lincoln, Lyons, Minneapolis, Nickerson, Norton, Phillipsburg, Plainville and Sterling.