T-Mobile, Ericsson sign $3.5 billion 5G agreement

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T-Mobile and Ericsson have signed a $3.5 billion agreement to build out T-Mobile’s 5G infrastructure. As part of the multi-year deal, T-Mobile — the nation’s third largest mobile carrier — will deploy Ericsson’s Radio System portfolio, including 5G New Radio and NR hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.

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According to the companies, the contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems or BSS, and Ericsson Cloud Core. Meanwhile, T-Mobile’s already installed base of Ericsson Radio System radios will be able to run 5G NR technology via remote software installation.

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