As per the network expansion strategy, T-Mobile will deploy LTE 700MHz and LTE 1900MHz for the purpose of improving capacity and coverage; expand the availability of VoLTE and Wi-Fi call and text mobility.
T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network is being complemented through activation of previously deployed 4×2 MIMO-ready radio technology.
Nokia Networks will provide T-Mobile Opex savings by modernizing Nokia Networks’ and competitor legacy 2G equipment.
“With Nokia Networks’ LTE equipment and services expertise, we will continue to expand coverage and enhance performance of our LTE network for our customers,” said Neville Ray, CTO for T-Mobile.
Nokia Networks will supply Flexi Multiradio10 Base Station platform for 700MHz radio sites and its LTE / GSM RF sharing solution for 1900MHz sites.
As part of the deal, Nokia Networks is providing LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation for all T-Mobile spectrum bands.
Nokia Networks’ customer data management solution has also been enhanced to support VoLTE and many of T-Mobile’s Un-carrier initiatives, including next-gen Wi-Fi Calling, unlimited music streaming and international roaming at no additional charge.