MetroPCS selects Ericsson to power microwave backhaul equipment

 By
Telecom Lead Team:
MetroPCS Communications, a
broadband mobile wireless carrier in the United States, has selected Ericsson
to provide microwave backhaul equipment.

 

Under the
four-year agreement, Ericsson will be MetroPCS’ primary vendor to deploy
microwave backhaul equipment to service MetroPCS’ wireless broadband mobile
networks, including its 4G LTE network. 

 

Furthermore,
Ericsson services professionals will provide turnkey services including
engineering, design, deployment and support services.

 

“The
solution from Ericsson will allow us the flexibility to meet the growing
backhaul demands of our wireless broadband mobile network, while we continue to
expand the services that we provide our customers which allow them to do more
than ever before on our 4G LTE network,” said Roger Linquist, MetroPCS
chairman and chief executive officer.

 

Microwave
backhaul solution is designed to assist MetroPCS in meeting growing customer
demand for connectivity. MetroPCS expanded its networks to provide coverage in
all of the major metropolitan areas the company serves across the country.

 

“As our
world becomes more connected each day, the demands on mobile broadband networks
are higher than ever before. Ericsson’s technology solutions for microwave
backhaul will allow MetroPCS the ability to provide the scale and superior
performance needed in today’s Networked Society,” said Angel Ruiz, head of Ericsson‘s North American operations.

 

Ericsson’s
deployment of microwave backhaul equipment will allow greater backhaul
capacity. It will also allow a better mobile broadband experience for consumers
who want to surf the web, download apps and stream video to their wireless
devices. 

 

Ericsson’s
customized microwave backhaul solution for MetroPCS will include MINI-LINK TN,
which is a microwave transmission node, capable of handling single hops and
access sites as well as advanced hub sites for large networks, optimized for
traffic aggregation and capacity savings. The solution will also include
MINI-LINK PT and MINI-LINK SP.

MetroPCS is
the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based
on number of subscribers served.

 

Recently,MetroPCS Communications announced that it has added LG Connect 4G to its 4G
LTE-enabled smartphone line-up. 

 

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