Ericsson and Industry Partners Advance 5G Commercial Readiness in North America content=

Ericsson and Industry Partners Advance 5G Commercial Readiness in North America content=”

Announced in quick succession, the two 5G deals mean T-Mobile, which operates the third-biggest mobile network in the USA, will spend at least $7 billion on 5G deployment with Europe's two main network equipment vendors.

This milestone follows on the heels of several significant announcements that are accelerating the deployment of commercial 5G networks including the first end-to-end multi-vendor 5G commercial network data call over licenced 3.5GHz in July 2018. On Tuesday, the nation's third largest wireless provider matched that investment through a similar agreement with Ericsson.

Alongside hardware, Ericsson will also provide digital services, including dynamic orchestration and business support systems (BSS), along with its Ericsson Cloud Core product, enabling T-Mobile to more easily launch 5G experiences to its customers.

"While the other guys just make promises, we're putting our money where our mouth is", said Neville Ray, T-Mobile's chief technology officer, in a typically combative statement.

As the United States races toward commercial 5G services, Ericsson achieves significant milestones with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile on the road to making 5G a reality for consumers. This comes on top of another $3.5 billion deal T-Mobile signed with Nokia.

"Initially by having the 5G network ready, what that enables us to do is to trial and test the early versions of the handsets and dongles and mobile hotspots and tablets, and the manufacturers come through and test them outside of the lab environment and in a commercial environment", Telstra CEO Andy Penn told ZDNet.

"We have recently made a decision to increase our investments in the U.S. 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.

Indeed, this deal follows one the U.S. wireless operator made with Nokia, earlier in the year. These are all meant to help T-Mobile bridge the gap between its current nationwide LTE Advanced network to a functioning 5G network faster than any of its competitors. "Together with our partners we are continuing to prove the readiness of both the underlying technology and the ecosystem". Crucial to AT&T's rapid deployment plans is the use of key 5G technologies using millimeter wave spectrum to serve the connectivity needs of those in dense urban environments.

And there are still hurdles to overcome, not least 5G's limited range and penetration.

Like this



13 September 2018
Bob Woodward’s Trump Book Sold 750,000 Copies on First Day of Publication
Similarly, The New York Times op-ed prompted a parade of statements from top administration officials denying responsibility. Some former White House officials who spoke with Woodward have tried to distance themselves from the book.

13 September 2018
Microsoft Edge Is Trying To Warn People Off Firefox And Chrome
If someone is downloading Chrome or Firefox , they've already made their choice as to what browser they want to use. Instead of disabling the app recommendations by default, Microsoft seems to be enabling them by default.

13 September 2018
'60 Minutes' Executive Producer Jeff Fager to Step Down Amid Controversy
The text message to Duncan was a warning over the network's coverage of the sexual harassment accusations against him. A second Farrow article last week alleged that Fager had groped an employee at a company event.

13 September 2018
Nintendo Direct Rescheduled, Switch Online Launches September 18
Nintendo has announced their Switch Online memberships will launch in Canada, the U.S. and beyond on September 18, 2018. Native voice chat was incorporated into the port of Fortnite , so we know it's at least possible with the Switch.

13 September 2018
Mallya-Jaitley meeting in Parliament corridors sparks controversy
Mallya's lawyer told Westminster Magistrates Court in London , " IDBI bank officials were well aware of losses at Kingfisher ". Demanding that Jaitley resign, Gandhi said: "Finance Minister is responsible to take action against economic offenders".

13 September 2018
Australian miners unearth 'once-in-a-lifetime' gold rock discovery
The rocks, which are also made of quartz, were extracted about 500 metres from the surface in an area just three metres wide. RNC has been trying to sell the operation and the discovery of several large specimen stones will not hurt its cause.

13 September 2018
Green Bay QB Rodgers working out with rehabbing players
Rodgers continues to nurse a knee injury he suffered during last Sunday's game against the Bears . It appears Adams' absence has nothing to do with a play in the second quarter.

13 September 2018
US Open champion Djokovic: ‘I owe Federer, Nadal’
Naomi Osaka vaulted 12 spots to a career-high No. 7 in the WTA rankings following her first career Grand Slam title. He was barking at himself, at his entourage, at a crowd vocally supporting his opponent, Juan Martin del Potro .

13 September 2018
We've reached out to Warner Bros . for a response to the report, and will update this post if we hear more. Cavill was 30 when Man of Steel hit theaters, and Brandon Routh was 27 when Superman Returns was released.

13 September 2018
Apple Announces Three New iPhones, Apple Watch Series 4
Of course, there's always the possibly of a shocking "One more thing", but true shocks are no longer easy for Apple to pull off. Apple says the release is its attempt to reach as many people as possible, and it is perhaps the most populist of the bunch.