This is the second deal worth $3.5bn that T-Mobile has made this year.
U.S. network carrier T-Mobile and networking and telecoms provider Ericsson have signed a multi-year contract worth £3.5 billion.
Juniper's security products will also be part of Ericsson's solution to secure its customers' mobile networks as part of its end-to-end approach for securing existing and new 5G networks.
"While the other guys just make promises, we're putting our money where our mouth is", blurted TMUS CTO Neville Ray in the approved corporate style.
Fredrik Jejdling, executive vice president and head of business area networks at Ericsson, said: "Our radio expertise and knowledge in network architecture, end-user applications and standardisation work put us in an excellent position to understand the requirements 5G places on transport". The provider moreover acknowledged Nokia would succor bag its "600 MHz and 28 GHz millimeter wave 5G capabilities compliant with 3GPP 5G Unique Radio (NR) requirements" - echoing its fresh plans with Ericsson.Ericsson ranks as the supreme dealer of cell network technology earlier than Nokia. Add it up and T-Cell is investing $7 billion in 5G between the two companies.
Indeed, this deal follows one the U.S. wireless operator made with Nokia, earlier in the year.
"We have recently chose to increase our investments in the United States to be closer to our leading customers and better support them with their accelerated 5G deployments; thereby bringing 5G to life for consumers and enterprises across the country", said Niklas Heuveldop, Head of Ericsson North America.
ERS now supports spectrum sharing which allows operators to power 4G and 5G services within the same spectrum band simultaneously. This agreement marks a major milestone for both companies.
And there are still hurdles to overcome, not least 5G's limited range and penetration.
Alignment between the radio, core and transport layers of the network has never been more critical to meet the requirements of 5G use cases such as enhanced mobile broadband, fixed-wireless access, and massive and critical IoT, said a statement from the company.
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