Nokia had partnered up with T-Mobile a long time ago, and the partnership has endured till now. In fact, Nokia announced that it will continue its partnership with T-Mobile further, implementing a new five-year deal.
T-Mobile will utilize Nokia’s AirScale Radio platform to deploy an Ultra Capacity 5G layer with 2.5GHz Massive MIMO technology. As per the new agreement, Nokia will continue to expand T-Mobile’s extended range 5G coverage.
Both the extended range and Ultra-Capacity enhancements will augment user experience and network capacity by leveraging T-Mobile’s multi-layer spectrum strategy.
Nokia will supply its AirScale radio access solutions, including macro and small cells across low, mid-band, and mmWave spectrum. For T-Mobile to utilize its 2.5GHz mid-band spectrum, Massive MIMO, a key 5G technology, will ensure that by boosting network performance to its customers.
It will be in the form of higher speeds and lower latency. Furthermore, it will also secure T-Mobile’s home internet strategy. Additionally, Nokia will also let T-Mobile upgrade its LTE network to 5G.
Neville Ray, President of Technology, T-Mobile said: “From the moment Sprint became part of T-Mobile, we’ve been rapidly combining networks for a supercharged Un-carrier experience while continuing to aggressively expand our nationwide 5G footprint.
We have already taken a massive step forward with nationwide standalone 5G earlier this year, and this agreement with Nokia will help us to deliver incredible innovation and opportunity in this country.”
Pekka Lundmark, President, and CEO of Nokia, commented: “Nokia has a long-standing and collaborative partnership with T-Mobile and our industry-leading 5G RAN solutions will underpin the new T-Mobile network.
The expanded and upgraded 5G network that leverages all spectrum bands will deliver exciting new solutions to even more people and businesses, and our technology will play a fundamental role in delivering these compelling connectivity experiences for work and play.”