Ericsson selected by T-Mobile USA for LTE and network transformation
Ericsson today announced it has been selected by T-Mobile USA to support the company''s USD4 billion network transformation, which includes preparatory work for the launch of LTE in 2013.
T-Mobile USA will be the first carrier in North America to deploy Ericsson''s AIR technology, enabling the carrier to improve existing coverage and quickly launch LTE. T-Mobile USA selected the AIR solution due to the enhanced radio performance and ease of deployment. Ericsson will install the radio, tower and switch room equipment, as well as provide consulting and systems integration.
Ericsson has signed 46 LTE/EPC contracts in 23 countries on five continents. The global LTE population coverage is 325 million, of which 215 million are covered by Ericsson networks.