T-Mobile Using Ericsson 5G Radio Products for Commercial Deployment of Nationwide 5G the US

Ericsson is now providing T-Mobile with 5G radio access products to support commercial 5G network deployment in the US. The new products, available for 600 MHz and mmWave in 28 GHz and 39 GHz, will allow T-Mobile to begin building out 5G in its network in 2018.

T-Mobile with Ericsson is building out 5G networks in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas this year utilizing 5G New Radio (NR) radios and baseband from Ericsson's enhanced 5G Platform. Earlier this month, Ericsson announced the launch of 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) commercial software, based on the recently approved first 3GPP 5G NR standard. Available in the fourth quarter of 2018, the software will provide multi-band support for global deployment, allowing T-Mobile to build out 5G equipment this year.