T-Mobile taps Nokia Networks to supply LTE-Advanced equipment

T-Mobile has selected Nokia Networks to supply LTE-Advanced equipment and services to expand 4G LTE covered POPs with new spectrum bands.

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.

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“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.

Baburajan K
editor@telecomlead.com