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Ericsson, T-Mobile ink $3.5 bn deal to facilitate 5G deployment

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Swedish giant and US-based network operator on Wednesday signed a multi-year contract worth $3.5 billion to support the latter's nation-wide deployment of network.

As part of the agreement, would provide with the latest New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with the "Third Generation Partnership Project" (3GPP) standards.

"We have recently decided to increase our investments in the US to be closer to our leading customers and better support them with their accelerated deployments and we are excited about our partnership with T-Mobile," said Niklas Heuveldop, of in

Deployment of promises to deliver very high data speeds, extreme low latency, high reliability, and extreme device densities.

Ericsson would also provide its to T-Mobile, including dynamic orchestration, (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core for faster 5G deployment, Ericsson said.

As part of the deal, T-Mobile's already installed base of "Ericsson Radio System", radios will be able to run 5G NR with simple

"With this new Ericsson agreement we're laying the groundwork for 5G," said Neville Ray, Chief Officer,

Deployment of would make way for the advancements and developments to come to Long-Term Evolution (LTE) -- which is a standard for high-speed communication for and data terminals.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 14:48 IST