Ericsson Wins T-Mobile Infrastructure Contract
Jul 15, 2003, 3:25 PM by (staff)
Ericsson and T-Mobile USA today announced that T-Mobile has awarded Ericsson a new contract extension for major network upgrades and expansion. The upgrades will include EDGE technology for high-speed data, and AMR for increased voice capacity. The contract covers the 18 markets where T-Mobile already uses Ericsson equipment, as well as two new markets - West Virgina and parts of New England. The deal is valued at USD 500 million.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
Apple and Ericsson Sign Patent Accord, Settle Lawsuits
Apple and Ericsson have signed a patent-licensing agreement and put an end to on-going patent litigation between the two. Ericsson said the deal is broad and covers 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE technologies.
T-Mobile Claims 5G Tests Reach 12 Gbps
T-Mobile and Ericsson today said lab tests demonstrate the power of forthcoming 5G technology. The two firms pushed data speeds to 12 Gbps over a wireless connection, with latency as low as 2 milliseconds, in the 28 GHz band.
T-Mobile Rolling Out LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it is beginning to upgrade its 4G network with LTE-U this spring. LTE-U allows LTE to operate on the unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band, which is typically reserved for WiFi.